E. J. Scovell

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Edith Joy Scovell (1907–1999) was an English poet. She was born in Sheffield, and studied in Westmorland and at Somerville College, Oxford. She married the ecologist Charles Sutherland Elton in 1937. She also translated work of Giovanni Pascoli. She published three volumes of poetry: Shadows of Chrysanthemums (1944), The Midsummer Meadow (1946), and The River Steamer (1956). Later her Selected Poems and Collected Poems were published by Carcanet Press. Her poem 'Child Waking' was included in the Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (Harmondsworth, UK, 1950 and later editions).


  • Shadows of Chysanthemums (1944)
  • The Midsummer Meadow (1946)
  • The River Steamer (1956)