Scovell, E. J. (1907–1999)

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Scovell, E. J. (1907–1999)

British poet. Born Edith Joy Scovell, April 9, 1907, in West Yorkshire, England; died 1999; dau. of Canon F. G. Scovell; m. Charles Sutherland Elton (ecologist), 1937; children: 2.

Received BA from Somerville College, Oxford, before moving to London and contributing reviews to feminist weekly, Time and Tide; wrote Shades of Chrysanthemums and Other Poems (1944), The Midsummer Madness (1946), The River Steamer (1956), The Space Between (1982), Listening to Collared Doves (1986) and Selected Poems (1991). Won Cholmondeley award for Collected Poems (1988).