Suffolk County Poet Laureate Award Ceremony

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is delighted to host a virtual ceremony to celebrate the new Suffolk County Poet Laureate for 2021-2023, Dr. Richard Bronson! The committee of former Poet Laureates of Suffolk County, Long Island Poetry Collective, and the Suffolk County Legislature will officially announce the incoming Poet Laureate and

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Every Hour, Every Atom: Transcribing Whitman’s Notebooks Panelist Discussion

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 6:30 – 7:30PM EST WWBA is delighted to celebrate Pride Month with a panel discussion about Walt Whitman’s notebooks. This program highlights two different kinds of collaborative projects involving transcriptions: the scholarly edition Every Hour, Every Atom: A Collection of Walt Whitman’s Early Notebooks & Fragments (University of

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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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Virtual Live Poetry Reading with Physician and Poet John L. Wright

Thursday, April 29th, 2021    6:30 – 7:30PM EST  WWBA is delighted to present a live poetry reading with Physician and Poet John L. Wright. His poetry explores humanity’s relationship and place among the fauna and flora of the natural world. Singer-Songwriter Linda Sussman will perform her original songs live. Join us in celebrating Poetry

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I Love My Park Day 2021 Event

Saturday, May 1st, 2021  10:00AM – 3:00PM EST   Volunteers Participating at Events Across New York to Celebrate State Parks and Historic Sites Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is delighted to host volunteers at Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site as part of more than 100 cleanup, improvement, and beautification events happening

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Leaves of Grass Video Premiere for Whitman’s Birthday

Walt Whitman’s 202nd Birthday: Sunday, May 31st, 2021 Join us in celebrating Walt Whitman’s 202nd Birthday from anywhere in the world! WWBA is premiering a YouTube video of “Leaves of Grass” and Whitman-Themed Art on May 31st, 2021. Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/waltwhitmanbirthplace  

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Pioneers of Poetry & Paint, Pollock, Krasner, and Whitman: Virtual Tours and Poetry Writing

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. Virtual doors open to the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton and then to the Walt Whitman

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The Fire THIS Time: A Reading and Discussion Series about James Baldwin’s Essays

“The Fire THIS Time”  6 Week Live Virtual Discussion Series Exploring Perspectives on Race in America   Led By   Indran Amirthanayagam Poet, Essayist, Diplomat, and Translator  Saturdays, 2:00PM – 3:30PM EST: April 17th – May 22, 2021  There is a one time $10 administration fee to join in the series:  https://www.waltwhitman.org/product/the-fire-this-time/

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Juan Felipe Herrera Evening Poetry Reading May 30th

WWBA Poet-in-Residence Juan Felipe Herrera Evening Poetry Reading is free and open to all this year! To join please use the Zoom Link below: There is also a Zoom Master Class with Juan Felipe Herrera on May 30th. More info here: Master Class You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

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