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Helen Vendler

Helen VendlerAKA Helen Hennessy

Born: 30-Apr-1933
Birthplace: Boston, MA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: American poetry critic

Husband: Zeno Vendler (Hungarian philosopher, b. 1921, d. 2004, one son)

    University: BS Chemisty, Emmanuel College Boston
    University: University of Louvain (on a Fulbright scholarhip)
    Professor: Harvard University (1981-)

    American Academy of Arts and Letters
    Fulbright

Author of books:
Yeats's Vision and the Later Plays (1963)
On Extended Wings: Wallace Stevens' Longer Poems (1969)
The Poetry of George Herbert (1975)
Part of Nature, Part of Us: Modern American Poets (1980)
The Odes of John Keats (1983)
Wallace Stevens: Words Chosen Out of Desire (1984)
The Music of What Happens: Essays on Poetry and Criticism (1988)
Soul Says: On Recent Poetry (1995)
The Given and the Made: Lowell, Berryman, Dove, Graham (1995)
The Breaking of Style: Hopkins, Heaney, Graham (1995)
The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets (1997)
Seamus Heaney (1998)
Coming of Age as a Poet: Milton, Keats, Eliot, Plath (2003)


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