Helen Pinkerton & Herman Melville: Civil War Poems
The English department is delighted to host Dr John Baxter, Professor Emeritus of English at Dalhousie University, for a talk on American poet Helen Pinkerton.
Helen Pinkerton, known for her devo-tional poems and poems on works of art, is also an astute commentator on crucial aspects of the American Civil War and especially on maintaining perspective in the heat of intense political debate. In her recently published collected poems, A Journey of the Mind, she examines some of these topics through the eyes of Her-man Melville, one of America’s greatest writers and himself a major Civil War poet, testifying first-hand to the causes and consequences of the conflict.
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics & Writers
Faculty of English