Monday, October 27, 2008

Nightmare Number Three

Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898 – March 13, 1943) was an American author, poet, short story writer and novelist. He is best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War, John Brown's Body (1928), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and for two short stories, "The Devil and Daniel Webster" and "By the Waters of Babylon".

Here's a poem - Nightmare Number Three - from "Nightmares and Visitants", found in The Selected Works of Stephen Vincent Benét Vol I (1942).

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