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Figure LILY WALLER CHATTEN READER AND ENTERTAINER AUTHOR OF PENNYROYAL PEARLS Phone Hyde Park 4275, 6107 Dorchester Ave. Chicago Ill. OPINIONS OF CRITICS Lily Waller Chatten of Kentucky, comes to us with credentials from the University of Tennessee, prominent critics from Boston, and all through the South. Her poems have been compared to those of James Whitcomb Riley. He has heard her in his home, and has expressed himself as being much pleased with her verses—saying that She had the true spirit of a poet. Lily Waller Chatten read before the Summer School of the South, her poem entitled Mammy's Little Man, which received commendation from the most eminent teachers and professors. Dr. Morse of the University of South Carolina, pronounced it worthy of Uncle Remus. This and other poems have also pleased large audiences in Chicago. She reads her own and other poems with intelligent interpretation, and artistic personality. The public can not afford to pass her by. Jessie Eldridge Southwick says: Lily Waller Chatten has written poems with a rare touch of nature in them. She interprets her own, as well as other poems, with a fine distinction and subtle charm. The public can hardly spare her contributions of insight and character sketches. Boston, Mass., and 218 Tappan Street, Brookline, Mass. The University Ethical Society, Leader and Lecturer Dr. Nathaniel I. Rubinkam 6112 Jackson Park Ave., Chicago Greetings: I have had the pleasure of hearing Lily Waller Chatten give a short recital of her Southern and dialect stories. Mrs. Chatten has a clever style. a charming personality, and makes a pleasing impression upon the stage. NATHANIEL I. RUBINKAM. NEWSPAPER COMMENTS Hopkinsville paper. Nov. 17th, 1913. Lily Waller Chatten's poems have had complimentary notice from many teachers and artists—saying her future promises great success. She has just received a letter from James Whitcomb Riley, expressing a desire to meet her, and saying he was especially pleased with her verses. Kentucky New Era, Dec. 10, 1912: Lily Waller Chatten gave some of her poems last evening at an entertainment for the benefit of the Orphan's Home. She is preparing a book of poems, and if these were a fair specimen, the success of her book is already assured. The poems were rendered with a delightful simplicity of style which completely won her audience. Tate Springs, Tenn., Aug. 10, 1912. Lily Waller Chatten (reader), with Albert Victor Young (piano), gave one of the most pleasing recitals of the season. Lily Waller Chatten gave as her part of the program original dialect selections and lyric poems which were most enjoyable. She proved herself a capable artist; and in the presentation of her love lyrics, the audience was quick to grasp the true artistic spirit, in composition as well as in presentation. The Knoxville, Tenn., Daily: The recital given Tuesday by Lily Waller Chatten, assisted by talented musicians, was one of the best given in Knoxville this season. Lily Waller Chatten has appeared here before and is very popular. She gave original selections which were highly pleasing and which have been compared to the works of James Witcomb Riley. She was considered the Class Poet of The Summer School of the South. A VISIT TO POET Concerning her recent visit to James Whitcomb Riley, Mrs. Lily Waller Chatten writes to a Hopkinsville friend as follows: You asked me to tell you about my visit to Mr. Riley. I hardly know how to word my letter without using the capital letter more than would seem modest. I found Mr. Riley in his library seated in an easy chair with his books and papers around him. On his lap lay the last edition of 'Out To Old Aunt Mary's' and he seemed to have been going over it. We talked of poetry and poets; every now and then he giving a bit of his verse, and I giving one of mine He gave his poem of 'The Rain' beautifully, I could almost hear it falling. As I went along with mine, his eyes sparkled and he would give me a smile and a nod saying 'That's good,' or 'Fine.' 'You have the true spirit of a poet. Your work is good. Keep on.' Then he got up and looked among his books and papers and presented me with an autograph copy of 'Out To Old Aunt Mary's,' with a photograph of himself attached. This I prize very highly for his having given it himself and for the memory it brings of my visit with him.
|Title||Lily Waller Chatten: reader and entertainer, author of "Penyroyal Pearls"|
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|Personal Name Subject||Chatten, Lily Waller|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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