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Howard Swazey Buck (October 23, 1894 – August 15, 1947) was an American poet and critic.

Howard Buck
Howard Swazey Buck

(1894-10-23)October 23, 1894
DiedAugust 15, 1947(1947-08-15) (aged 52)
EducationYale University
Phillips Andover
University High School
OccupationPoet, Critic, Professor, Painter
EmployerAmerican Expeditionary Forces
Yale University
The University of Chicago
Known forThe Tempering: Leaves from a Notebook (1919)
A Study in Smollett (1925)
Smollett as Poet (1927)
Parent(s)Carl Darling Buck
Clarinda Darling (Swazey) Buck
Awards1919 Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition
HonorsCroix de Guerre



He graduated from Yale University in 1916,[1] where he contributed light verse to campus humor magazine The Yale Record.[2]

During World War I, he was in the American Expeditionary Forces.[3]



  • The Tempering: Leaves from a Notebook. Yale University Press. 1919. reprint. BiblioBazaar, LLC. 2009. ISBN 978-1-110-96074-3.
  • A Study in Smollett: chiefly "Peregrine Pickle", Howard Swazey Buck, Philip Hamilton, Yale university press, 1925
  • Smollett as poet, Yale University Press, 1927


  1. ^ Harvard Alumni Association; Associated Harvard Clubs (1919). Harvard Alumni Bulletin. 22. Harvard Bulletin, Incorporated. p. 899. Retrieved 2015-08-24.
  2. ^ Bronson, Francis W., Thomas Caldecott Chubb, and Cyril Hume, eds. (1922) The Yale Record Book of Verse: 1872–1922. New Haven: Yale University Press. p. 93.
  3. ^ Harriet Monroe, ed. (1919). Poetry, Volume 13. Modern Poetry Association.

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