April 28, 2021
3:30 PM EST

Event Description:

Pioneers of Poetry and Paint: Virtual tours of Walt Whitman Birthplace House and the Pollock-Krasner studio with a poetry workshop.

Event Video Link:  https://youtu.be/nNNLcoTsvlc

This special live virtual event takes Zoom visitors on a tour through the homes of Long Island’s world famous creative pioneers, poet Walt Whitman and painters Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. (See all links mentioned in this video below). Visit the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton and the Walt Whitman Birthplace Museum in South Huntington. Tour guides discuss innovative approaches to creativity, such as tapping into one’s stream-of-consciousness for inspiration and exploring abstraction, physicality, rhythm, metaphor, and free verse. Following the virtual tours, participants were prompted to write Whitmanesque free verse poetry inspired by Pollock’s painting. The Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center tour guide is Education Coordinator, Joyce Raimondo. Leading the tour through Walt Whitman Birthplace is Docent Guide Supervisor Iris Jumper. The poetry workshop leader is Christina M. Rau, poet and professor.