Friday, June 18, 2010

Geoffrey Hill is Oxford Professor of Poetry

What better gift for his birthday? Geoffrey Hill has just been elected the 44th Oxford Professor of Poetry by a wide margin, with 1,156 votes. The nine other candidates combined mustered 982 votes between them, with Michael Horovitz coming in second place (353 votes).

"Geoffrey Hill triumphs as Professor of Poetry" University of Oxford (June 18, 2010).
Alison Flood, "Geoffrey Hill wins Oxford Professor of Poetry election by landslide," Guardian (June 18, 2010).
"Geoffrey Hill named Oxford poetry professor" BBC (June 18, 2010).
Alison Flood, " 'A poet of great eminence': Geoffrey Hill's landslide victory restores prestige to Oxford professorship," Guardian (June 18, 2010).
Jack Malvern, "Geoffrey Hill becomes Oxford Professor of Poetry with landslide vote," Times (June 18, 2010).
Dave Itzkoff, "After Rough Campaign, a New Professor of Poetry," New York Times (June 18, 2010).
Harry Mount, "Geoffrey Hill becomes Oxford's new Professor of Poetry, and quite right too," Telegraph (June 18, 2010).
Dave Itzkoff, "Geoffrey Hill is Oxford's Next Professor of Poetry," Arts Beat/NYT (June 18, 2010).
John Allemang, "Sex, lies and poetry wars," Globe and Mail (June 18, 2010).
John Walsh, "A new professor of poetry at Oxford, and no scandal," Independent (June 19, 2010).
Matthew Moore, "Favourite Geoffrey Hill elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford University," Telegraph (June 19, 2010).
Sean O'Brien, "Geoffrey Hill powers his way to a poetic pinnacle," Guardian Books Blog (June 21, 2010).