Tag Archives: Walt Whitman

Save Walt Whitman’s House

Walt Whitman, America’s most beloved poet, lived at 99 Ryerson Street in Brooklyn, New York when his world famous book Leaves of Grass was first published in 1855. Although the poet lived in more than 30 buildings in New York City … Continue reading

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Through me forbidden voices

Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, illustrator Rockwell Kent  

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of seeking or finding

Talking about Walt Whitman this week with my friend L. sent we searching for a remembered short poem about the great man by another favorite writer Langston Hughes.  

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Falter not O book, fulfil your destiny

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Have we not darken’d and dazed ourselves with books long enough

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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 … Continue reading

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Cold Toast & Stale Coffee

Have you ever wondered what writers snack on while they’re working? Then check out this wonderful illustration by San Francisco-based artist Wendy MacNaughton, which appeared in the New York Times Book review earlier this year. You can see more of … Continue reading

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A book is an object fixed in time

Over at the Design Observer, librarian/curator/writer Timothy Young offers a damn good list of ten reasons why the printed book still matters. Here’s a stripped down version (see below) of the list. If you’re inclined, check out the fully unexpurgated … Continue reading

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Never Enough Books

I can’t think of a more appropriate way to camouflage unsightly electrical transformers. The Library Place Apartments, adjacent to the Everett, Washington Public Library have just added this wonderful installation. It’s called the “Book Stack” and it stands 8-feet-tall and … Continue reading

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