Winfield Townley Scott
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He penned an important early appreciation of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) — "His Own Most Fantastic Creation: Howard Phillips Lovecraft" (1944). Another essay on Lovecraft, "Lovecraft as a Poet", first appeared in Rhode Island on Lovecraft (1945) and was reprinted elsewhere in a revised version as "A Parenthesis on Lovecraft as Poet." He corresponded with Lovecraft, and in 1950, advised J. Warren Thomas about a biographical thesis. He was editor of The Providence Journal and Evening Bulletin
He died due to a drug reaction in 1968.
Books of poemsEdit
- Wind the Clock (1941)
- The Sword on the Table (1942)
- To Marry Strangers (1945)
- Mr. Whittier and Other Poems (1948)
- The Dark Sister (1958)
- Scrimshaw (1959)
- Collected Poems 1937-1962 (1962)
- Change of Weather (1964)
- A Dirty Hand (University of Texas Press, 1969)
- Exiles and Fabrications (Doubleday, 1961)
- La Farge, Oliver, The Man with the Calabash Pipe (Houghton Mifflin, 1966)
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- Poet in America: Winfield Townley Scott by Scott Donaldson (AuthorHouse, 2001).