Ronald A. Sharp

Ronald A. Sharp is Professor Emeritus of English at Vassar College, where he was also Dean of the Faculty from 2003 to 2008. Before coming to Vassar he was John Crowe Ransom Professor of English at Kenyon College, where he also served as Provost, Acting President, and Editor of the Kenyon Review. His six books focus on poetry, Romanticism, Keats, and friendship.

Winter 1999

Keats and Friendship

By Ronald A. Sharp

This essay was originally delivered with a paper at the Keats Bicentennial Conference at Harvard in 1995. It appears, along with other selected papers, in The Persistence of Poetry: Bicentennial […]

Spring 1980

Editorial: Friendship

By Ronald Sharp

Editorial Wayne Booth’s essay in this issue of The Kenyon Review attempts to revitalize the ancient metaphor of the author-reader relationship as a friendship. No doubt it will surprise some […]

In Memoriam: Richard Wilbur

By Ronald A. Sharp

Richard Wilbur died last month at the age of ninety-six, still another wonderful American poet—including Derek Walcott, John Ashberry, Nancy Willard, Michael Harper, C.K. Williams, C.D. Wright, and Conrad Hilberry—whose […]