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"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." - H.P. Lovecraft

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Winifred V. Jackson was a collaborator with Howard Phillips Lovecraft on the short stories, The Green Meadow and The Crawling Chaos, under the name Elizabeth Berkeley. Details about her life are scarce, but there is speculation that she and Lovecraft were romantically involved during the period of their collaborations. Lovecraft was highly congratulatory of her work and praised her talent in his essay, Winifred Virginia Jackson: A "Different" Poetess.

It is of note that she was married to an African-American man, Horace Jordan. This was a rarity in the era. Furthermore after her divorce and during her maybe-romance with Lovecraft, she was romantically involved with the African-American poet and critic William Stanley Braithwaite. Some of the remaining examples of her poems appear in his collections.