Walt Whitman

In Search of Walt WhitmanAndrew D Kaplan‘s 2020 PBS documentary

Walt Whitman’s Birthday today – (born West Hills, New York, May 31, 1819)

and coming next month (June 12-17) – the International Whitman Week Seminar & Symposium in Rome  (featuring, among others, pre-eminent Whitman scholars  Ed Folsom, Zachary Turpin, Eric Athenot and Marina Camboni) For full details of that week’s activities –  see here  

We also wanted to draw your attention to an on-going project, a stimulating project – The Calamus Project

Allen on the Calamus Poems 

Previous Whitman birthday postings on The Allen Ginsberg Project – here, here, here, here, here, here, and here

We posted this note in 2016, three days before Donald Trump was elected US President

Here’s Allen’s essay on Whitman – “Whitman’s Influence – A Mountain Too Vast To Be Seen” 

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