Edwin Markham

Edwin Markham

Edwin Markham (1852-1940) was an American poet and educator.


The Man With the Hoe

By: - September 4, 2023

Editor’s note: American poet and educator Edwin Markham wrote the following poem after seeing Jean-François Millet’s painting “L’homme à la houe” (“Man with a Hoe”). It was published in the San Francisco Examiner in January 1899 after an editor heard Markham recite it at a New Year’s Eve party. It was reprinted in periodical across […]