Lovecraft's poetry is collected in The Ancient Track: ..
Both Poe and Lovecraft were acute observers of the scientific and pseudo-scientific developments of their respective days, and both men utilized thee latest theories and discoveries in their writing.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft Literary Criticism The …
Aside from a few remarks regarding the influx of immigrants and concomitant destruction of old folkways and landmarks, plus brief mentions of the (intellectually) "wild" college set, Lovecraft ignores the post WW1 Jazz Age in its entirety: Coolidge, Hoover, FDR, Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, Al Capone, Valentino, Mencken and the prototypes of Babbit have no existence in HPL's realm.
Actually, Lovecraft's homage to Poe in his essay , indicates a degree of appreciation and admiration which leaves no doubt as to the profound impression made upon him by the earlier master.