War Is Kind
Best of the Web
Here's a short biography of Stephen Crane, if you want to get in, get out, and get the lowdown.
Check out the Stephen Crane House in New Jersey, where he once lived.
Here's a site about the Spanish-American War, which Crane covered as a correspondent. We're betting that played a big role in his writing poems like "War Is Kind."
Listen to the poem read aloud to images of war, with the Pearl Harbor soundtrack in the background, to make things extra cheesy.
Check out this reading of not just the poem but also of the whole volume that contained the poem, War Is Kind and Other Lines.
Here's your new favorite poet with your new favorite mustache.
Check out the house where Crane spent a large part of his life.
Articles and Interviews
America's favorite pastime was also one of Crane's favorite pastimes.
Here are some excerpts from Crane's war correspondence, so you can get a feel for his real life experiences.
The great novelist Joseph Conrad recounts how Crane gave his (Conrad's) son a dog.
Check out the online version of the entire volume of poems in which "War Is Kind" appeared.