Competition: US & Canada
As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:
BAKER, HOWARD. Appointed for the writing of a verse drama of early California history; tenure, twelve months from October 1, 1944.
Born April 5, 1905, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Education: Whittier College, B.A., 1927; Stanford University, M.A., 1928; University of Paris, 1929–31; University of California, Ph.D., 1937.
Associate in English, 1931–33, University of California; Instructor in English, 1937–40, Briggs-Copeland Faculty Instructor in English, 1940–43, Harvard University.
Publications: Orange Valley, 1931; Induction to Tragedy, 1939; A Letter from the Country and Other Poems, 1941. Articles and poems in New Republic, Criterion, Modern Language Notes, Modern Philology, Southern Review, Kenyon Review, Herald Tribune Books, Hound & Horn, American Review, Twentieth Century Verse, Poetry. Contributor to Twelve Poets of the Pacific, 1937.
Spouse: Dorothy Baker, Guggenheim Fellow in Fiction, 1942