Focusing on Lovecraft’s hometown of Providence, Rhode Island, the 30 points of interest shown in this presentation were central to both Lovecraft’s life and work. Think of this as a “sitting tour” of Lovecraft’s Providence!
Donovan K. Loucks is the creator of The H.P. Lovecraft Archive (HPLovecraft.com), the foremost web site devoted exclusively to H.P. Lovecraft. What began 21 years ago as a mere dozen web pages is now a massive site of over 600 pages. However, his primary area of specialty in Lovecraftian scholarship is tracking down locations visited by Lovecraft and then described in his fiction and letters. Donovan’s articles on Lovecraftian geography have appeared in Lovecraft Studies and Lovecraft Annual, and his photographs of some of these sites have been published in I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft (Hippocampus Press), The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (University of Tampa Press), and The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft (Liveright). A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Donovan now lives in Lovecraft’s hometown of Providence with his wife, Pam, and their two black cats, Isis and Kemet.