He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Vanderbilt University. His first book of poems, Blood for a Stranger Harcourt,was published inthe same year he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He soon left the Air Corps for the army and worked as a control tower operator, an experience which provided much material for his poetry.
When Jarrell was one year old his parents moved to Los Angeles where his father was employed as a photographer's assistant.
His parents divorced and Randall and his younger brother, Charles moved back to Nashville with their mother. Randall also lived for a time with his grandparents in California. He returned to Nashville where he attended Hume-Fogg high school from to While in high school he developed his tennis skills and involved himself in dramatics and journalism.
He completed his course work in three years by attending summer school at George Peabody College. Jarrell was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received his bachelor of arts degree in Jarrell's first published poems appeared in the May, issue of The American Review.
After finishing his undergraduate degree, Jarrell returned to Vanderbilt to attend graduate school.
He earned money grading papers for two of John Crowe Ransom's classes. Jarrell's first book of poetry, Blood for a Stranger, was published in It was dedicated to Allen Tate.
Jarrell left Austin in to join the Army Air Corps as a flying cadet, but he washed out as a pilot and ended up as a celestial navigation tower operator. Following his discharge from the Army early inJarrell accepted an invitation from Margaret Marshall, literary editor at The Nation to come to New York as her temporary replacement.
While in New York Jarrell taught a writing course at Sarah Lawrence College and became a good friend of Hannah Arendt who credited Jarrell for teaching her to appreciate English language poetry. In his fourth book of poetry, The Seven-League Crutches appeared; Jarrell and his wife, Mackie Langham separated; and the academic year found him teaching at Princeton University.
The summer following, Jarrell was in California where he met Mary von Schrader. They married in November, Still on leave from the Greensboro campus, Jarrell lectured at Indiana University and the University of Illinois before returning from Laguna Beach with his new wife and her two young daughters.
Back in Greensboro in the autumn ofJarrell's literary efforts turned to criticism.
Jarrell's only novel, Pictures from an Institution, a satire about a progressive woman's college, was published in Following the appearance of Selected Poems inJarrell would produce only four new poems and a handful of Rilke translations during his tenure at the Library of Congress.
In the Jarrells returned to Greensboro and to academic life at the Woman's College. Randall Jarrell was struck by an automobile on a dark road in Chapel Hill on the evening of October 14, Jarrell is buried in Guilford College, N.Randall Jarrell: Randall Jarrell, American poet, novelist, and critic who is noted for revitalizing the reputations of Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, and William Carlos Williams in the s.
Childhood was one of the major themes of Jarrell’s verse, and he wrote about .
On May 6, , Randall Jarrell was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Vanderbilt University. From to he taught at Kenyon College, where he met John Crowe Ransom and Robert Lowell, and then at the University of Texas..
His first book of poems, Blood for a Stranger (Harcourt, ), was published in , the same year he enlisted in the Army.
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Randall Jarrell, (born May 6, , Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.—died October 14, , Chapel Hill, North Carolina), American poet, novelist, and critic who is noted for revitalizing the reputations of Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, and William Carlos Williams in the s.
Randall Jarrell (May 6, – October 14, ) was an American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, novelist, and the 11th Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, a position that now bears the title Poet Laureate.