Helen Vendler

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Birthday
30, 1933
Birthplace
Massachusetts
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Birthday
30, 1933 (age 87)
Birthplace
Massachusetts

About

An American literary critic, academic author, and professor, she was also a judge for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in Poetry. Her scholarly publications include Modern American Poets and Stevens: Poems.

Before Fame

She received a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a Fulbright Fellowship in mathematics before graduating from Harvard University with a Ph.D. in English and American Literature.

Trivia

She was selected by The National Endowment for the Humanities to deliver the Jefferson Lecture in 2004.

Family Life

She wed philosopher Zeno Vendler. Prior to their divorce, she and Vendler became parents to one son.

Associated With

She compiled selected poems by Emily Dickinson in 2010 and published these poems alongside her own literary commentary.