Stephen Vincent Benét

Stephen Vincent Benét

Fellow: Awarded 1926
Field of Study: Poetry
Fellow: Awarded 1927
Field of Study: Poetry

Competition: US & Canada

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.


Awarded: Pulitzer Prize, Poetry, 1929, 1944

Pulitzer Prize, Poetry, 1929, 1944
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