John Haffenden is professor of English literature at the University of Sheffield. His publications include The Life of John Berryman; Viewpoints: Poets in Conversation; as well as a study of poet and critic William Empson. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
John Berryman (1914-1972) was an American poet and scholar. He won the Pulitzer Prize for 77 Dream Songs in 1965 and the National Book Award and the Bollingen Prize for His Toy, His Dream, His Rest, a continuation of the Dream Songs, in 1969.