Tag Archives: Walt Whitman

Song of the Open Road

Feeling wistful and nostalgic these days for the open road. What better poet to capture the way of the road than Walt Whitman. Song of the Open Road, 4 The earth expanding right hand and left hand, The picture alive, … Continue reading

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Autumn Rivulets

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Happy Birthday Walt

 

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We Sing The Body Electric

Today is Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday . This offers an important opportunity to reassess his tremendous contributions to American life and literature at a time when our country is so polarized. The University of Pennsylvania Libraries and the Pew Center … Continue reading

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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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