Helen Pinkerton Trimpi
Selected Poems Of Yvor Winters - (Swallow Press, 1999)
Helen Pinkerton Trimpi (born in 1927 in Butte, Montana) ) is a poet, essayist, and scholar of American literature and history. She has taught at Stanford, College of Notre Dame, University of Alberta and Michigan State University. She has published five volumes of poetry, including her selected poems, Taken In Faith, in 2001. Her critical essays include studies of Edgar Bowers, Yvor Winters, Janet Lewis, John Finley, and Catherine Davis. In American studies, she published Melville's Confidence Men and American Politics In the 1850s, in 1987.
In recent years her poems have appeared in Sewanee Review and First Things. Early in 2010, a biographical study of Harvard alumni who fought in the Civil War will be published by University of Tennessee Press. She lives in Palo Alto, California.