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Jan 20, 2020

In which Lovecraft describes both his diet and his thrift as he documents his shopping and dining habits in alarming detail. For added fun he walks the wife of sci-fi writer Fritz Leiber through fascinating branches of his family tree.

Special thanks to Wildside Press for their book Fritz Leiber and H.P....


Jan 13, 2020

At the suggestion of S.T. Joshi, we read a letter to James F. Morton. Brimming with snappy 1920s slang, HPL's letter grapples with his ideas on writing, creativity and the best ways to get your kicks. Lamp it!

Music by Troy Sterling Nies

Special thanks to S.T. Joshi and Hippocampus Press

Here's an online version of...


Jan 6, 2020

Howard unfurls his most vigorous inner-cynic as he attacks political ideals and modern poetry in this letter to Washington DC poet Elizabeth Toldridge.

You can see a poem Toldridge wrote about HPL at the Brown Digital Repository here.

Music by Troy Sterling Nies

Special thanks to Hippocampus Press for their book H. P....


Dec 30, 2019

Just before Christmas, Lovecraft meets Vrest Orton for the first time. Howard is smitten by his young visitor. Is it a blossoming bromance or something more? Don't miss the giddy side of HPL in part two of his Christmas letter to his Aunt Lillian.

Music by Troy Sterling Nies

Thanks to the Brown Digital Repository at...


Dec 23, 2019

HPL sends his aunt a very telling Christmas letter. Written while he was living in Brooklyn, the letter is revealing about both HPL and those closest to him.

Music by Troy Sterling Nies

Special thanks to the Brown Digital Repository at Brown University.

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