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Date: Thu Dec 21 2017 00:54:00 GMT+1100 (AEDT)
Subject: [MELIBS-L] Program Recommendation
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​Last evening at the Liberty Library, Peter Beckford did an hour-long
recitation of Holman Day poems and he was terrific! His presentation really
brought the poems to life​ and intermingled much Maine history. He engaged
discussion about the poems and the language that Holman used in his
writings. I would highly recommend him. He recently moved to the Liberty
area from someplace around Bangor. His wife is a library volunteer. He did
the program at Liberty for free but not sure what he may charge other
libraries. Perhaps gas money? He would like to do more programs because he
enjoys the topic so much and wishes to share his enthusiasm. Below is the
write up about the program that we posted on our webpage: 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. ​If
you want to know more ​about Holman Day, see ​Peter's phone number is
207-589-3023. His email address​ is [log in to unmask] ​Happy
Holidays everyone! Barb Rehmeyer Liberty Library