Holman Day, From a 1921 magazine
Rhymed Stories of Unplaned Human Natur’ Up in Maine: Holman Day
Tuesday, December 19 at 6:30 pm
Peter Beckford will recite selections from the works of Holman Day, featuring the holiday poem “Dumphy, Our Family Man.” Vassalboro’s favorite son, Holman Day,
wrote three widely read books of poetry published between 1900 and 1905. The tales are set on Maine farms, in the woods, on the coast, and in villages. The introduction to Up In Maine
declares Day’s subjects, “may be rough, perhaps uncouth, but they are characteristic, picturesque, engaging, and lifelike.” In fact, you may recognize yourself. His poems open a window onto 19th century Maine for us, and they are alternately funny, sad, and philosophical. Refreshments will be served.
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