Author:William Rose Benét

William Rose Benét
American poet, writer, and editor


  • Merchants from Cathay (1913)
  • Perpetual light; a memorial (1919)
  • The first person singular (1922)
  • Poems for youth; an American anthology (as comp., 1925)
  • The flying king of Kurio; a story for children (1926)
  • Rip tide, a novel in verse (1932)
  • Starry harness (1933)
  • Fifty poets, an American auto-anthology (as editor, 1933)
  • The prose and poetry of Elinor Wylie (1934)
  • An anthology of Famous English and American poetry, edited, with introductions (1945)


  • The falconer of God and other poems (1914)
  • The great white wall, a poem (1916)
  • "Front Line" from A Treasury of War Poetry, ... 1914-1919 (1917).
  • The burglar of the zodiac, and other poems (1918)
  • Moons of grandeur; a book of poems (1920)
  • Wild goslings; a selection of fugitive pieces (1927)
  • Man possessed (1927)
  • Golden fleece; a collection of poems and ballads old and new (1935)
  • With wings as eagles : poems and ballads of the air (1940)
  • The dust which is God (1941)
  • Days of deliverance, a book of poems in wartime (1944)
  • The poetry of freedom (as co-editor, 1945)


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1925.

The author died in 1950, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.