Mister Ron's Basement II
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Thur, Mar 4 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1610

March is Women's History Month!

We will be reading a variety of 19th Century women writers' works in the Basement in celebration.

This week, we are reading the poetry of Julia A. Moore, also known as The Sweet Singer of Michigan. Her 1876 collection of truly awful poetry sold like hotcakes, and received many tongue-in-cheek reviews from the likes of Mark Twain and Bill Nye.

By 1878,  Moore realized that people were laughing at her, and her second set of poems did not sell at all as the public grew tired of her.

In many ways, she was the predecessor to public figures such as Mrs. Miller and Tiny Tim.

Today we offer Moore's 1876 tribute to a beloved holiday, George Washington's Birthday! It's called 'Beautiful Twenty-Second.'

Time: approx three and a half minutes

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