Geoffrey Hill

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Geoffrey Hill

BornGeoffrey William Hill
(1932-06-18)18 June 1932
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Died30 June 2016(2016-06-30) (aged 84)
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Occupationprofessor of English Literature
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
Notable awardsTruman Capote Award for Literary Criticism
SpouseAlice Goodman

Sir Geoffrey William Hill, FRSL (18 June 1932 – 30 June 2016) was an English poet, professor emeritus of English literature and religion, and former co-director of the Editorial Institute, at Boston University.

Hill has been thought to be among the most famous poets of his generation and was called the "greatest living poet in the English language."[1][2] From 2010 to 2015, he held the position of Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Harold Bloom, ed. Geoffrey Hill (Bloom's Modern Critical Views), Infobase Publishing, 1986.
  2. Lezard, Nicholas (20 November 2013). "Broken Hierarchies: Poems 1952-2012 by Geoffrey Hill – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  3. "Professor of Poetry | Faculty of English". Archived from the original on 2014-07-23. Retrieved 2016-07-06.