Born 17 July at Barnsley, Yorkshire, England. Studied at Barnsley Holgate Grammar School.
Entered St. Catharine's College, Cambridge.
Served in the Royal Navy (including a long stint in North Russia); became sub-lieutenant
Married Doreen John of Plymouth
St. Catharine's College (BA 1947, MA 1949, Ph.D 1950
Taught at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (Fellow of Trinity College, 1954-1957)
Purity of Diction in English Verse (2nd edition 1967)
Brides of Reason
Articulate Energy (2nd edition 1976.)
A Winter Talent and Other Poems.
Taught at University of California, Santa Barbara
Returned to teach at Cambridge (Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, 1959-1964).
The Forests of Lithuania.
A Sequence for Francis Parkman
New and Selected Poems
The Heyday of Sir Walter Scott.
The Language of Science and the Language of Literature, 1700-1740.
Appointed Professor of Literature at the new University of Essex; served as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, 1965-1968.
Events and Wisdoms: Poems 1957-1963
Ezra Pound: Poet as Sculptor.
The Poems of Dr. Zhivago.
Appointed Professor of English at Stanford University, California.
Six Epistles to Eva Hesse.
Collected Poems 1950-1970
Thomas Hardy and British Poetry
Elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In the Stopping Train and Other Poems
The Poet in the Imaginary Museum
Essays of Two Decades.
Taught at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, as Mellon Professor of the Humanities.
Trying to Explain.
Three for Water Music
The New Oxford Book of Christian Verse (ed.)
These the Companions: Recollections.
Named Fellow, British Academy.
Died 18 September, Exeter, England.
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