Robert N. Watson

Robert N. Watson is Distinguished Professor of English at UCLA. His poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Oxford Poetry, Prairie Schooner and twenty-some other literary journals. His books have studied Shakespeare; Ben Jonson; the Renaissance roots (in poetry and painting) of modern environmentalism; the fear of death in Early Modern England; editions of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama; Kurosawa’s film adaptation of Macbeth; and the malfunctions of cultural evolution. A more extensive bio is available at