Ashby Bland Crowder is Peace Professor Emeritus of English, American Literature, and the Humanities at Hendrix College, Arkansas. He is the author of Wakeful Anguish, A Literary Biography of William Humphrey (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2004) and John Crowe Ransom: The Collected Poems (forthcoming from Louisiana State University Press) and editor of vols. 13, 17 of The Complete Works of Robert Browning (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press,1995, 2012) and with Jason David Hall of Heaney: Poet, Critic, Translator (Houndmills, Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2007).