Ann Day

File_000Ann Day was born in Malta to a British Naval officer and his wife and was raised partly on the island of Jersey, one of the British channel Islands. She came to the US as a refugee after the island was taken by the Germans during World War II. A 1948 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Mt. Holyoke, she has worked in museums and has been a professor at Montclair State College. For many years she has been active in upstate New York poetry groups. We Have Saved What We Can is her first book.




WE HAVE SAVED WHAT WE CAN: Poems of War and Refuge by Ann Day

Ann Day was born in 1927 in Malta where her father was stationed in the British Royal Navy. She spent her summers and the first years of the war at La Haule Manor on the Channel Island of Jersey, the home that was the seat of her grandfather, R. R. Marett, Professor of Anthropology and Rector of Exeter College, Oxford. She came to America in 1940 with some four hundred other refugee children on a ship chartered by an American great uncle. These poems are the fruit and the record of her extraordinary early experiences.




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