An American literary critic, educational author, and professor, she was also a assess for the Pulitzer Prize as well as the Country wide Book Award in Poetry. Her scholarly magazines include Contemporary American Poets and Stevens: Poems. She received a bachelor’s level in chemistry along with a Fulbright Fellowship in mathematics before graduating from Harvard School using a Ph.D. in British and American Books. She was chosen by The Country wide Endowment for the Humanities to provide the Jefferson Lecture in 2004. She wed philosopher Zeno Vendler. Ahead of their divorce, she and Vendler became parents to 1 son. She put together chosen poems by Emily Dickinson this year 2010 and released these poems alongside her very own literary commentary.