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Intersection of Poet Jupiter Hammon & Long Island History Sunday, June 12, 2022 Discussion and Q&A: 1:30PM – 3:30PM EST WWBA collaborates with community members to interpret Jupiter Hammon’s poetry in historical contexts. Hammon (1711-ca. 1806) is known as a founder of African-American literature. Born into slavery, Hammon published his first poem, “An Evening Thought. Salvation

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  Announcing Hua Xi as “Poets To Come” Scholar Thursday, June 23, 2022 Award Ceremony Virtual Zoom Event:  7PM – 8PM EST The Gwenn A. Nusbaum / WWBA Poets To Come Scholarship Committee has selected Hua Xi (they/she) as the 2022 Scholarship recipient. Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) founded the Gwenn A. Nusbaum

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