Vendler, Helen Hennessy

Vendler, Helen Hennessy

Vendler, Helen Hennessy, 1933-, American poetry critic, b. Boston; attended Emmanuel College, Harvard (Ph.D., 1960). One of America's most lucid critics of poetry, uniquely adept at close reading, she is also among the genre's great advocates. Her major works include monographs on W. B. Yeats (1963 and 2007), George Herbert (1975), Wallace Stevens (1969 and 1984), and Seamus Heaney (1998) as well as studies of Keats's Odes (1983) and Shakespeare's Sonnets (1997) and analyses of works by Pope, Whitman, Dickinson, and Yeats (2004) and Herbert, Whitman, and Ashbery (2005). Among her books on aspects of contemporary poetry are Part of Nature, Part of Us (1980), Soul Says (1995), The Given and the Made (1996), and Coming of Age as a Poet (2003). Vendler has also edited a number of anthologies, notably The Harvard Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1985). She has taught at Harvard since 1985.
This List of members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Department of Literature shows the members of one of the three departments of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

After being nominated by current members, new members are selected in two elections, the first by the department they join (Art, Literature or Music). Candidates who receive the most votes in their own department are then voted on by the entire membership.

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