William Rose Benét is an American poet, writer, and publisher. He is the brother of Stephen Vincent Benét.
|Born||February 2, 1886, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
|Died||May 4, 1950, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Education||Yale University (Ph.B, 1907), The Albany Academy|
|Known for||Founder and editor of the Saturday Review of Literature (1924-1950), The Dust Which Is God (1941), The Reader's Encyclopedia (1948)|
|Children||James Walker Benét, Frances Rosemary Benét, Kathleen Anne Benét|
|Parent(s)||Col. James Walker Benét, Frances Rose|
|Relatives||Stephen Vincent Benét (brother)|
|Awards||Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1941)|
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).
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.
He published The Reader's Encyclopedia, a reference guide to world literature.
His son, James Walker Benet, also wrote several popular books.
He was married four times. Two of his wives, Elinor Wylie and Marjorie Flack, were also poets.
- Alumni of the Yale Record
- Yale Alumni of the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
- Pulitzer Prize Winner for Poetry
Latest information about William Rose Benet updated on May 10 2021.