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E. J. Scovell is a poet whose work spans a long period. Writing during the 1930s, she published from the forties through to the nineties, always against the grain or fashion of the time. She has also translated poems from Italian. She published only six books (plus one booklet) of poetry. She has received very little critical attention, though she ranks high with anthologists and with her fellow-poets.
9 April 1907 EJS was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, one of a family of eight children. Bibliographic Citation link.
1956 EJS published her third volume of poetry, entitled The River Steamer, and Other Poems, containing what is probably her best-known single piece, "The Swan's Feet". Anne Ridler helped her to achieve this publication. Bibliographic Citation link.
19 October 1999 EJS died at the age of ninety-two at St Luke's Home in Oxford, the same place where her husband had died eight years before. Bibliographic Citation link.
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