Walt Whitman‘s Birthday Today.
We celebrate with an eager young Whitmaniac, Steve Roggenbuck reading, as his You Tube tape boldly announces, “one hour and fifteen minutes of Walt Whitman’s poetry” – “I read the entire text of “i love you, before long i die – a walt whitman mixtape”
“This is all my favorite Walt Whitman in one book. Sometimes it’s cut up in ways that other Whitman books wouldn’t cut it up. I sometimes took my favorite poem, my favorite section of a poem, my favorite stanza sometimes. So, it’s in a different order than you might find in other places but this is all credited to Walt Whitman and is my favorite Walt Whitman stuff’