This week we welcome Jonathan Post as our guest author. On the faculty at Yale in the late 1970s, Jonathan Post joined the UCLA English Department in 1980, where he has served as Chair of the Department. He is the founding Director of the UCLA Summer Shakespeare Program in Stratford and London and is Distinguished Professor of English at UCLA.
His scholarly and teaching interests range from early modern to modern poetry, with a special interest in Shakespeare, Milton, and the Metaphysical poets, and 20th and 21st century poetics and matters of literary influence. His books include Henry Vaughan: The Unfolding Vision (Princeton, 1982; rpt. 2014); Sir Thomas Browne (MacMillan, 1987), English Lyric Poetry: The Early Seventeenth Century (Routledge, 1999; rpt. 2002); Green Thoughts, Green Shades, Essays by Contemporary Poets on the Early Modern Lyric (California, 2002); The Selected Letters of Anthony Hecht (Johns Hopkins, 2013); The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare’s Poetry (Oxford, 2013; rpt. 2016). A Thickness of Particulars: The Poetry of Anthony Hecht (Oxford, 2015).
He has held fellowships from The Folger Shakespeare Library, The National Endowment of the Humanities, The Bogliasco Foundation (twice), and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.