James Brunton Stephens

James Brunton Stephens was a Scottish-Australian poet who is best-remembered for Convict One. He wrote one novel, A Hundred Pounds: A Novelette, during his lifetime. His poetry collections include The Black Gin and Other Poems, Miscellaneous Poems, and The Poetical Works of Brunton Stephens.


‘Check’ by James Bunton Stephens is a short poem that presents a personified description of the coming of night as a woman.

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