Who is Stephen Vincent BenetStephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898 – March 13, 1943) was an American poet, short story writer, and novelist. He is best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War, John Brown's Body (1928), for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and for the short stories "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (1936) and "By the Waters of Babylon" (1937). In 2009, Library of America selected his story "The King of the Cats" (1929) for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American Fantastic Tales edited by Peter Straub.
Life and career
Benét was born on July 22, 1898 in Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania in the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania to James Walker Benét, a colonel in the United States Army. Hi...
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Stephen Vincent Benet Poems
- Campus Sonnets: 1. Before An Examination
The little letters dance across the page,
Flaunt and retire, and trick the tired eyes;
Sick of the strain, the glaring light, I rise
Yawning and stretching, full of empty rage ...
- Campus Sonnets: 3. May Morning
I lie stretched out upon the window-seat
And doze, and read a page or two, and doze,
And feel the air like water on me close,
Great waves of sunny air that lip and beat ...
- Colors - For D. M. C
The little man with the vague beard and guise
Pulled at the wicket. "Come inside!" he said,
"I'll show you all we've got now -- it was size
You wanted? -- oh, dry colors! Well" -- he led ...
- The Hemp - A Virginia Legend
The Planting of the Hemp.
Captain Hawk scourged clean the seas ...
- Campus Sonnets: 2. Talk
Tobacco smoke drifts up to the dim ceiling
From half a dozen pipes and cigarettes,
Curling in endless shapes, in blue rings wheeling,
As formless as our talk. Phil, drawling, bets ...
Top 10 most used topics by Stephen Vincent BenetGreat 22 Long 20 Light 20 Sun 20 Sky 19 Red 19 White 18 Gold 18 Black 17 Earth 16
Stephen Vincent Benet Quotes
- Honesty rare as a man without self-pity, kinders as large and plain as a prairie wind.
- Life is not lost by dying life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
- We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
Comments about Stephen Vincent BenetAttnfrancis: i've been thinking about this poem by stephen vincent benét recently
Gyoung9751: thought for the day by stephen vincent benet - maureen doallas at writing without paper
Harveyjkaye: poet/playwright stephen vincent benét answered fascist assertions that “democracy is dead and finished” and fascism “is the wave of the future” with the declaration, “freedom . . . is new,” “democracy . . . goes forward,” indeed, “democracy is the revolution.” (nov 20, 1940)
Gamboaescobedo1: urbana ,illinois april ,1970 dee brown i shall not be there . i shall rise and pass . bury my heart at wounded knee . ——stephen vincent benet
Jeremy_boypoet: ghosts of a lunatic asylum by stephen vincent benet
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