Poet and watercolorist
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. She came to America in 1940 with some four hundred other refugee children on a ship chartered by an American great uncle. Her first collection of poetry, We Have Saved What We Can: Poems of War and Refuge is the fruit and the record of her extraordinary early experiences and what we discuss in the interview.