Who is Stephen Vincent Benet

Stephen Vincent Benét /bɪˈneɪ/ (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 won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and for the short stories "The Devil and Daniel Webster" (1936) and "By the Waters of Babylon" (1937). In 2009, The 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 careerEarly life Benét was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to James Walker Benét, a colonel in the United States Army. His grandfather and namesake led the Army Ordnance Corps from 1874 to 18...
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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 ...
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  • Radiobeaming: by stephen vincent benet john brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave. spread over it the bloodstained flag of his song, for the sun to bleach, the wind and the birds to tear, the snow to cover over with a pure fleece and the new england cloud to work upon with the grey...
  • Mariam_seoudi: "there is a wilderness we walk alone however well-companioned" -stephen vincent benét
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In Memoriam A. H. H. OBIIT MDCCCXXXIII: Part 069
 by Alfred Lord Tennyson

I dream'd there would be Spring no more,
That Nature's ancient power was lost:
The streets were black with smoke and frost,
They chatter'd trifles at the door:

I wander'd from the noisy town,
I found a wood with thorny boughs:
I took the thorns to bind my brows,
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