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William H. Pritchard

professor, English, Amherst College

William Pritchard is the Henry Clay Folger Professor of English at Amherst College. Pritchard’s academic interests lie in American and British 20th century fiction, poetry, and criticism. Richly intertwined with these is his attention to Amherst’s own history. One of the most important present-day critics of poetry, Pritchard contributes frequently to The Hudson Review and The New York Times Book Review. His own books include biographies of Robert Frost and Randall Jarrell, collections of critical essays and an autobiography, English Papers. He also edited English at Amherst: A History, by the late Theodore Baird.