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Kentucky Writes: Authors of the Bluegrass State: 20th Century Authors

The Kentucky Writes guide provides information about authors and writers from Kentucky and their work. This guide seeks to include the earliest authors to contemporary authors.

20th Century Author Spotlight

 

Louise Scott Phillips

DATE OF BIRTH:  August 5, 1911

DATE OF DEATH:  1983

PLACE OF BIRTH: Kuttawa, Lyon County, Kentucky

PLACE OF DEATH:  Kuttawa’s Doom Cemetery (burial)

RESIDENCE: Kuttawa, Kentucky; Paducah, Kentucky

FIELD OF ACTIVITY: Poetry

ASSOCIATED GROUPS WITH DATE IF KNOWN: Lyon County High School (graduated 1929)

FULL NAME: Louise Scott Phillips Sandow

CENTURY: 20th century

RESOURCES:

Sparks, Betty J. Poets Laureate of Kentucky, 2004

TITLES and PUBLICATION DATE:

  • Day and Nights at Knights, 1945

  • Deep end, 1945

AWARDS/HONORS:

  • Kentucky’s Sesquicentennial Poet Laureate, 1945

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • First husband: Eugene Phillips

  • Second husband: Benjamin Sandow, 1958

  • Parents: Arch and Jennie Scott

 

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