Stephen Vincent Benét

Fellow: Awarded 1926

Field of Study: Poetry

Fellow: Awarded 1927

Field of Study: Poetry

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 07-22-1898

Died: 03-13-1943

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926–27: Benét, Stephen Vincent: Appointed to do creative writing in poetry and prose, following certain historical investigations in France and Spain; tenure, twelve months from July 15, 1926. Born July 22, 1898, at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Education: Yale University, B.A., 1919, M.A., 1920; Scott-Hurtt Fellow, Yale University Graduate School, 1920-21 (European study and travel). Poet and novelist. Publications: Poetry—“Five Men and Pompey,” 1915; “Young Adventure,” 1918; “Heavens and Earth,” 1920 (dividing the Poetry Society of America Prize with Carl Sandburg’s “Smoke and Steel.”) “Tiger Joy,” 1925 (“Kind David,” a poem included in this collection, awarded the Nation Poetry Prize for 1923); Novels—“The Beginning of Wisdom,” 1921; “Young People’s Pride,” “Jean Huguenot,” 1923; “Spanish Bayonet,” 1926.  

AWARDS WON

Pulitzer Prize, Poetry, 1929, 1944