2012 Poet in Residence
Walt Whitman Birthplace Association 2012 Poet in Residence
WWBA's Past Poets-in-Residence
We are most proud of our sponsorship of a Poet-in-Residence Program, which each year, has honored, distinguished contemporary poets.
William Heyen-1981, Allan Planz-1982, Louis Simpson-1983, John Ciardi-1984, W.D.Snodgrass-1985, Galway Kinnell-1986, David Ignatow-1987, June Jordan-1988, Stanley Kunitz-1989, William Stafford-1990, Allen Ginsberg-1991, Sharon Olds-1992, Adrienne Rich-1993, Robert Bly-1994, Joseph Bruchac-1995, Diane Wakoski-1996, Galway Kinnell-1997 Mark Rudman-1998, Yevgeny Yevtushenko-1999, Marge Piercy-2000, Billy Collins-2001, Gary Soto-2002, Samuel Menashe-2003, Marvin Bell-2004, Nikki Giovanni-2005, Molly Peacock-2006, David Wagoner-2007, Alicia Ostriker-2008, X. J. Kennedy-2009, Mark Doty-2010, C.K. Williams-2011
Evening Reading with Poet in Residence Yusef Komunyakaa
Sat, May 30, 2015
Master Class with 2015 Poet in Residence Yusef Komunyakaa
Sat, May 30, 2015
WAR WORDS WISDOM: Veteran Writer Poetry Reading
Sat, June 13, 2015
Discover Your Civil War Forefather
Sat, June 20, 2015
12th Annual Marathon Reading of "Song of Myself" at BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
Sun, June 21, 2015
Whitman A'La Carte
Wed, June 24, 2015
Novel Writing workshop with Gae Polisner
Wed, July 15, 2015
WAR WORDS WISDOM: Songs of War
Sun, July 19, 2015
Walking with Whitman featuring Garland Thompson Jr. and Graham Everett
Sat, September 12, 2015
WAR WORDS WISDOM: Drum-Taps, sponsored by John & Penny Barr
Sat, September 26, 2015
Walking with Whitman featuring Joe Weil and Claire Nicolas White
Sat, October 3, 2015
Walking with Whitman featuring Anthoula Katsimatides, Matt Pasca and Terri Muuss
Sat, November 7, 2015
Walking with Whitman featuring Eileen Myles and Julie Sheehan
Sat, December 5, 2015
April 30th, 2015 is Poem in your Pocket Day.
As a part of our War Words Wisdom program commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, The Birthplace is offering free pocket sized versions of Walt Whitman's poem "America." Click here to download a printable PDF, or stop by for a free copy.
Art at the Birthplace
The Birthplace is proud to display art from local renowned artists. Visit the Interpretive center in the month of May to view a book exhibit from artist Barry McCallion.
Barry McCallion is often linked with Fluxus, an international movement dedicated to testing art’s images and ideas. The artist has traveled and exhibited widely and is the recipient of a number of grants. A selection of unique ‘artists books’ drawn and painted on handmade paper and housed in elegant presentation boxes will be on display. Other examples from this series are in various university and private rare book collections.