July 16, 2023
1:00 PM EST
2:30 PM EST

Cost: Free

Event Description:

Join us on Sunday, July 16th, on ZOOM for our first program in WWBA 2023 Series: Legacy of Long Island’s First PeoplesWalt Whitman & Native Americans featuring Ed Folsom, Whitman Scholar and Sandi Brewster-walker, Executive Director of the Montaukett Indian Nation & Government Affairs Officer.

This is a ZOOM only event. 

Walt Whitman’s relationship with the Native American community of Long Island will be discussed. Whitman often referred to Long Island by its Native American name of Paumanok, and his reverence for the natural world was very much in keeping with the ethos of Long Island’s first inhabitants.



Ed Folsom is the Roy J. Carver Professor of English at The University of Iowa, editor of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, co-director of the online Walt Whitman Archive, and editor of the Whitman Series at The University of Iowa Press. He is the author or editor of numerous books and essays on Whitman and other American writers. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Archives.  His work has been chosen four times as a Choice “Outstanding Academic Title,” and he has been featured on numerous national radio and television programs about Whitman. He was a Senior Fulbright Professor at the University of Dortmund in 1996, and he has taught seminars and lectured on Whitman in numerous countries, including Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Israel, China, Brazil, Canada, and Mexico.



This event is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Huntington Arts Council, Inc.