Ridland, John



Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School, 1964

John Ridland is a Research Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School in 1964, and his central interests include poetry; verse writing; Robert Frost; and Australian/New Zealand literature. He is the author of several books of poetry, including Fires of Home (1961), Ode on Violence (1969), And Say What He Is (1975), In the Shadowless Light (1978), Elegy for my Aunt (1981), and Palms (1993); as well as articles and essays in Quadrant, Helix, Southwest Review, Parnassus, and Light. Professor Ridland is currently at work on a poems, reviews, and essays.



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Research Interests: 

  • Poetry
  • Verse Writing
  • Robert Frost
  • Literature of Australia and New Zealand


Articles & Chapters: 

  • "'Kindness and Courage': Eight Letters from James McAuley," Quadrant 38 7-81 (1994)
  • "A Favour and a Grace," Robert Frost Review (Fall 1993)
  • "Introduction of Harry Duncan," Soundings: Collections of the University Library 14(20) (1983)

Other Publications: 

  • (un)Extinguished Lamp/Lampara (an)Apagada (2000)
  • John the Valiant, a verse translation of the Hungarian classic, Janos Vitez by Sandor Petofi (Corvina Press, Budapest, 1999; second edition, Devi Art Foundation, Pecs, 2001)
  • Life with Unkie (1999)
  • Palms (1993)
  • Elegy for my Aunt (1981)
  • In the Shadowless Light (1978)
  • And Say What He Is (1975)
  • Ode on Violence (1969)