Vendler, Helen

Vendler, Helen (Hennessy)

(1933–  ) literary critic, educator; born in Boston, Mass. A professor at Boston University (1966–85) and Harvard (1981), she became the New Yorker 's poetry critic (1978); through her numerous reviews there and in the New York Review of Books she exerted a powerful influence over the reputations and publications of contemporary poets.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Vendler, Helen. "Writers and Artists at Harvard: How to welcome and nurture the posts and painters of the future" Nov.
(3.) Vendler, Helen. The Given and the Made: Strategies of Poetic Redefinition.
Vendler, Helen. Last Looks, Last Books: Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, Merrill.
Vendler, Helen. "Melville and the Lyric of History." The Southern Review 35.3 (1999): 579-94.
Vendler, Helen. Coming of Age as a Poet: Milton, Keats, Eliot, Plath.
Vendler, Helen. The Poetry of George Herbert, Cambridge: Harvard, 1975.
Vendler, Helen. Yeats's Vision and the Later Plays.
Vendler, Helen. "Herbert and Modern Poetry: A Response."
Vendler, Helen. Part of Nature, Part of Us: Modern American Poets.