William Rose Benet

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Birthday
2, 1888
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 4, 1950 (62)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
2, 1888
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 4, 1950 (62)

About

An acclaimed American poet, he is best known for his autobiographical work, The Dust Which Is God (1945), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. His other works include Starry Harness (1933) and The Stairway of Surprise (1947).

Before Fame

He studied at Yale University's Sheffield Scientific School. In 1924, he established The Saturday Review of Literature, a publication that he edited for the rest of his life.

Trivia

He published The Reader's Encyclopedia, a reference guide to world literature.

Family Life

His son, James Walker Benet, also wrote several popular books.

Associated With

He was married four times. Two of his wives, Elinor Wylie and Marjorie Flack, were also poets.

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