John Hollander’s first book of poems, A Crackling of Thorns, was chosen by W.H. Auden as the 1958 volume in the Yale Series of Younger Poets. In addition to his many books of poetry, Hollander is the author of several books of criticism, and the editor of a number of anthologies. Hollander attended Columbia and Indiana universities, was a junior fellow of the Society of Fellows of Harvard University, and was Professor of English at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of English at Yale University. In 1990 he was made a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation.
John Hollander’s literary archive is housed at the Beinecke Library; for a detailed description of the collection visit the Guide to the John Hollander Papers, YCAL MSS 837. Additional related resources in Beinecke Library collections may be found in Orbis and the Finding Aid Database.