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Howard Buck
Born Howard Swazey Buck
(1894-10-23)October 23, 1894
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died August 15, 1947(1947-08-15) (aged 52)
Elgin, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Yale University
Phillips Andover
University High School
Occupation Poet, Critic, Professor, Painter
Known for The Tempering: Leaves from a Notebook (1919)
A Study in Smollett (1925)
Smollett as Poet (1927)
Parents Carl Darling Buck
Clarinda Darling (Swazey) Buck
Awards 1919 Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition
Honors Croix de Guerre

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


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]


  • 1919 Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition



  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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