Stallworthy, Jon

(1935- )
   Born in London to New Zealand parents, his father, Sir John Stallworthy, was Nuffield Professor of Obstetrics at Oxford University. Educated at Rugby School, he served in the Royal West African Frontier Force before continuing his education at Magdalen College, Oxford University (M.A. and B.Litt.). He joined Oxford University Press as poetry editor and became a deputy academic publisher until 1977. From 1977 to 1986 he was John Wendell Anderson Professor of English at Cornell University, New York, and from 1992 to 2000, professor of English literature at Oxford University, then emeritus senior research fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford. He is a noted translator of the works of Russian poet Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok (1880-1921). Some of his more recent publications: The Apple Barrel: Selected Poems 1956-1963, 1974. A Familiar Tree, 1978. The Anzac Sonata: New and Selected Poems, 1986. The Guest from the Future, 1995. Rounding the Horn: Collected Poems, 1998. Some of his poems: "Epilogue to an Empire 1600-1900," "Here Comes Sir George," "Mother Tongue," "The Almond Tree," "Walking against the Wind," "War Story."
   Sources: Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language. Francis Turner Palgrave, ed. Oxford University Press, 1964, Sixth edition, updated by John Press, 1994. Louis MacNeice (Biography). Jon Stallworthy. Faber and Faber, 1996. Microsoft Encarta 2006 (DVD). Microsoft Corporation, 2006. Selected Poems of Aleksandr Blok. Carcanet Press, 2000. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Norton Antholog y of Modern Poetry. 2nd ed. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. W.W. Norton, 1988. The Norton Anthology of Poetry. 3rd ed. Alexander W.Allison, ed. W.W. Norton, 1983. The Oxford Book of Contemporary Verse, 1945-1980. D.J. Enright, ed. Oxford University Press, 1980. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. Twentieth Century Russian Poetry: Silver and Steel, an Anthology. Doubleday, 1993. War Poems of Wilfred Owen. Wilfred Owen. Jon Stallworthy, ed. Chatto and Windus, 1994. Who's Who. London: A & C Black, 2005.

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