Announcing Hua Xi as “Poets To Come” Scholar

The Gwenn A. Nusbaum / WWBA Poets To Come Scholarship Committee has selected Hua Xi (they/she) as the 2022 Scholarship recipient.   During the scholarship year, Hua plans to publish a first chapbook of poetry and finish a first poetry book manuscript.  Hua is interested in the mind and its

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Intersection of Contemporary African American Poetry and Hip Hop

Intersection of Contemporary African American Poetry and Hip Hop Sunday, November 6, 2022 1:30-3:30 PM New York City-based performance poet Malik Work will offer an introduction to hip hop and perform his own works. In collaboration with Westbury High School, English Dept. Chair Dr. Nicolette James will coordinate with WWBA

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Intersection of Community and Literary Voices

Intersection of Community and Literary Voices Sunday, October 16, 2022 1:30-3:30 PM  WWBA reprises two former successful Favorite Poem Projects created by US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. Community members of all ages are invited to bring and read their favorite African American poetry. Additionally, WWBA Trustee Dr. Susan Fishbein coordinates

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Intersection of Jazz and Free Verse Poetry

Intersection of Jazz and Free Verse Poetry Wednesday, March 31, 2022 6:00-8:00 PM EST online WWBA is delighted to present our first event in our new series Intersections: African American Voices of Democracy! Join us online in collaboration with The John and Alice Coltrane home for a jazzy, swingin’ night

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Walking With Whitman Featuring Martín Espada, Denis Gray, and Josie Bello

Walking With Whitman  Friday, April 1, 2022   7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. EST  Join us online on Friday April 1, 2022 to listen to WWBA’s 2012 Poet-in-Residence Martín Espada and Long Island-based poet Denis Gray along with local musician Josie Bello. This Event has a $5.00 suggested donation: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2197152  Register to

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2022 Poet In Residence Natasha Trethewey Discussion and Reading

WWBA 2022 Poet-in-Residence Natasha Trethewey: Discussion and Poetry Reading Saturday, May 14, 2022 Discussion and Q&A: 3:30 – 5:00 PM Poetry Reading: 6:00-7:00 PM EST “Her poems dig beneath the surface of history—personal or communal, from childhood or from a century ago—to explore the human struggles that we all face.”

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Walking With Whitman November 5 with Barbara Ann Branca and Bryan Gallo

Walking With Whitman Virtual Poetry Reading Featuring  Poet Barbara Ann Branca & Community Open Mic  Friday, November 5th, 2021 7:00PM – 9:00PM EST on Zoom  Walt Whitman Birthplace Association continues to present the 11th season of Poetry in Performance: Walking With Whitman. WWBA is delighted to host this virtual poetry reading featuring poet Barbara

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Walking With Whitman October 1st with Gregory Leadbetter, Tom Stock, and Rorie Kelly

Signature Series “Poetry in Performance: Walking With Whitman”   Live Poetry Readings & Music On Zoom   Friday, October 1st, 2021 – 7:00-9:00PM EST  Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) continues to present the 10th season of Poetry in Performance: Walking With Whitman on Friday, October 1st, with Worcestershire, UK based Poet Gregory Leadbetter, Long Island based Poet Tom Stock, and

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Walking With Whitman May 7 with Rommi Smith, Deborah Hauser, and Rorie Kelly

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) presents the 11th season of Poetry in Performance: Walking With Whitman, hosted by Writer-in-Residence George Wallace. The signature series continues to bring the most intriguing figures in contemporary literature on the national scene paired with local poets on the Walt Whitman Stage. WWBA is pleased

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2021 Poet In Residence Forrest Gander Master Class and Reading

WWBA 2021 Poet-in-Residence Forrest Gander: Virtual Master Class and Evening Poetry Reading “Gander’s [poems] plunge and swoop up and down the whole scale of earthy, earthly, cerebral, and celestial experience. The ride is for the most part thrilling.” —The Boston Book Review Forrest Gander’s most recent title, Twice Alive (2021), addresses the exigencies

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