Who is Randall Jarrell?

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Randall Jarrell was one of the most well-known poets in the United States when he taught at The Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now UNC-Greensboro). He was Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress (a title that later changed to United States Poet Laureate) from 1956-1958. His widow, Mary Jarrell, lives in Greensboro.

View a timeline of Jarrell’s life or read a brief biography made available by the Randall Jarrell Collection in the Special Collections Department in Jackson Library at UNC-Greensboro. rand j 2

Books about Randall Jarrell
Remembering Randall
Jarrell, Bishop, Lowell and Co.
Randall Jarrell’s Letters
Randall Jarrell and His Age – Stephen Burt

Selected Bibliography
The Rage for the Lost Penny (1940)
Blood for a Stranger (1942)
Little Friend, Little Friend (1945)
Losses (1948)
The Seven-League Crutches (1951)
Selected Poems (1955)
The Woman at the Washington Zoo (1960)
The Lost World (1965)
Complete Poems (1969)
Poetry and the Age (1953)
A Sad Heart at the Supermarket (1962)
The Third Book of Criticism (1969)
Kipling, Auden and Co. (1980)
Goethe, Faust Part I (1972)
Pictures from an Institution: a Comedy (1954)