EDWIN MARKHAM (1852-1940) was born in Oregon City, Oregon, but moved at an early age to California, where he spent his childhood on a ranch herding sheep and riding the ranges after cattle. He studied at the University of California, and became a teacher and was principal and superintendent of several schools until 1899.
At that time, he sprang into fame by the publication of his poem “The Man with the Hoe,” published in the San Francisco Examiner. The poem emphasized one’s obligation to society and became the impulse for the whole social movement in poetry, a movement which prevailed during the early years of the twentieth century. His other famous poem, “Lincoln, the Man of the People,” appeared in his Lincoln and Other Poems (1901).
Offering an AQS:
“Come, let us live the poetry we sing!
“For Marylyn Ray Settle of Lamar, Colo.”
In ink on a small linen-finish card. Small bit of
toning at right corners; otherwise, excellent condition. Comes with an internet
photo [NAS 106]