Episode #139 Excerpt from John Brown's Body - Stephen Vincent Benét

08.14.2021 - By Close Talking: A Poetry Podcast

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Connor and Jack dig into an excerpt from the epic, book-length poem "John Brown's Body" by Stephen Vincent Benet. In the late 1920s the book was a mega-best seller and won the 1929 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. They discuss the implications of the poem's popularity, other literary and artistic works that re-tell history, and the durable cultural myths John Brown's story exemplifies.

Learn more a out Benét, here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/stephen-vincent-benet

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