John Crowe Ransom

John Crowe Ransom (April 30, 1888, Pulaski, Tennessee – July 3, 1974, Gambier, Ohio) was an American poet, essayist, magazine editor, and professor.

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    There was such speed in her little body,
    And such lightness in her footfall,
    It is no wonder her brown study
    Astonishes us all.
    —John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)

    Equilibrists lie here; stranger, tread light;
    Close, but untouching in each other’s sight;
    Mouldered the lips and ashy the tall skull.
    Let them lie perilous and beautiful.
    —John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)

    The twentieth-century artist who uses symbols is alienated because the system of symbols is a private one. After you have dealt with the symbols you are still private, you are still lonely, because you are not sure anyone will understand it except yourself. The ransom of privacy is that you are alone.
    Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911)