Thursday, August 23, 2012
Happy birthday, Edgar Lee Masters
It is the birthday of writer Edgar Lee Masters (1868), who is best remembered for his collection of poems titled Spoon River Anthology, about a fictional town in Illinois and the people who lived there. The story is told in the form of epitaphs given by the dead who are buried on the hill outside of town. Here is Faith Matheny performed by Chicago actor Christopher Merrill.