Stephen Vincent Benet (July 22, 1898 - March 13, 1943)

Benet was a novelist, poet and short story writer, according to the <a href="http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/stephen-vincent-benaet">Poetry Foundation</a>. He studied at Yale University and published two works of poetry. Benet is arguably best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War, "<a href="http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks07/0700461.txt">John Brown's Body</a>," for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929. Benét is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Stonington.

( Hartford Courant / May 20, 2001 )

Benet was a novelist, poet and short story writer, according to the Poetry Foundation. He studied at Yale University and published two works of poetry. Benet is arguably best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War, "John Brown's Body," for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929. Benét is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Stonington.

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