Randall Jarrell

poet, critic, novelist, essayist

1914   -   1965

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Kenyon College
occupation: poet, writer, literary critic, university teacher, children's writer, journalist
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, National Book Award, National Book Award for Poetry

Randall Jarrell (May 6, 1914 – October 14, 1965) was an American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, and novelist. He was the 11th Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress—a position that now bears the title Poet Laureate of the United States. Among other honors, Jarrell was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for the years 1947–48; a grant from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, in 1951; and the National Book Award for Poetry, in 1961.
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