Welcome to Whitman

It seems appropriate to wrap-up National Poetry Month this year with a nod to the beloved 19th century poet Walt Whitman.

Welcome to Whitman, Alabama is a brilliant documentary that uses the poetry of Walt Whitman to explore life in the contemporary American South. The project was created by filmmaker Jennifer Crandall, who traveled throughout Alabama inviting random people to read from the classic poem “Song of Myself”. You can learn about the project and see all of the readings at Whitman Alabama.

 

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