Rosemary Benét

1900 - 1962

Rosemary Benét's famous poem "Nancy Hanks" (about the mother of Abraham Lincoln) was set by composer Katherine Kennicott Davis.


There is not very much information available about Rosemary Benét's life. The Encyclopedia Britannica says "Children’s verse was well served by such able practitioners as...Rosemary and Stephen Vincent Benét, with their stirring, hearty ballad-like poems collected in A Book of Americans (1933)."

--Christie Finn

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