The Barnard Forum on Poetry and Poetics
Christopher Ricks is Warren Professor of the Humanities and co-director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University. His books include Milton’s Grand Style; Tennyson; The Force of Poetry; T. S. Eliot and Prejudice; Beckett’s Dying Words; Allusion to the Poets; Dylan’s Visions of Sin; andTrue Friendship: Anthony Hecht, Geoffrey Hill, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound. He is at present preparing a full critical edition of the poems of T. S. Eliot. Ricks was elected professor of poetry at Oxford University in 2004, and was knighted for services to scholarship in the Queen’s Birthday Honors in 2009. Sponsored by the Barnard Forum on Poetry and Poetics.