Joel Benton (1832–1911) was an American poet. He was born in 1832 in Amenia, Dutchess County, New York. As well as producing poetry, he wrote Emerson As A Poet (1882), The Truth About Protection (1892), Greeley on Lincoln (1893), In the Poe Circle (1899) and The Life of Phineas T. Barnum. He died in 1911 in Poughkeepsie.
- Adams, Arthur G., The Hudson River in Literature: an Anthology (1980)
- Works by Joel Benton at Project Gutenberg
- The Life of Phineas T. Barnum at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Joel Benton in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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