Ben Belitt 1911–
American poet, translator, and nonfiction writer.
Belitt's verse is characterized by a traditional, complex, and careful use of language. This has brought him critical praise from some, yet others agree with Randall Jarrell, who calls him "not a poet but a rhetorician."
(See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 13-16, rev. ed., and Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 5: American Poets since World War II.)