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from my rose garden


The scholar is that man of all men who stands readiest to stand corrected.

“Everyday in his class a new layer of what I thought to be true was pulled back and explored beyond the depth of even a reading that seems to know what is being said” — a student in "Shakespeare: The Tragedies" (Fall 2013).



To browse the books I have published, follow this link.
To read poetry I have recently published, follow this link and open "Articles."
My third volume of poetry, Pied-Piper Philology: Love Words, is also available.

Cover Art by A. Elaine Shoaf


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R. Allen Shoaf
Alumni Professor of English

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University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7310
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