Vendler, Helen (Hennessy)

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VENDLER, Helen (Hennessy)

VENDLER, Helen (Hennessy). American, b. 1933. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Instructor, 1960- 63; Lecturer, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, and Haverford College, Pennsylvania, 1963-64; Smith College, Northampton, MA, Assistant Professor, 1964-66; Boston University, Assistant Professor, 1966-68, Professor, 1968-85; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Porter University Professor of English, 1985-. Publications: 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, 1981; The Odes of John Keats, 1983; Wallace Stevens: Words Chosen Out of Desire, 1986; The Music of What Happens, 1988; The Given and the Made: Recent American Poets, 1995; The Breaking of Style: Hopkins, Heaney, Graham, 1995; Soul Says: Recent Poetry, 1995; Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets, 1997; Seamus Heaney, 1998; Coming of Age as a Poet, 2003. EDITOR: The Harvard Book of Contemporary American Poetry, 1986; Voices and Visions, 1987; Poems, Poets, Poetry: An Introduction and Anthology, 1997. Address: Dept. of English, Barker Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.