St. John Lucas

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St. John Welles Lucas-Lucas, commonly known as St. John Lucas, (1879–1934) was an English poet known for his anthologies of verse. He was educated at University College, Oxford. He was from 1905 a friend and mentor of Rupert Brooke.[1]

Lucas wrote short stories and vignettes for Blackwood's Magazine and Open Window. His The Oxford Book of French Verse was published by the Clarendon Press in 1907. A selection of his stories was published in book form by William Blackwood and Sons in 1919 under the title Saints, Sinners, and the Usual People.[2]


  1. ^ "Friends: Brooke's admission". King's College, Cambridge. June 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Review of Saints, Sinners, and the Usual People". The Spectator Archive. 23 December 1911. Retrieved 17 December 2014.