Gardiner Foundation Scholar Video

Introducing The Walt Whitman Music Archive

Poets Talk About Whitman

Celebrating Whitman’s 202nd Birthday

Discover Long Island’s Visit to WWBA

Walt Whitman Facing West, a film by H. Paul Moon

Join WWBA Volunteer Dr. Laurie Rozakis in Whit-moments!

These are quick, fun videos containing little-known Whitman facts that you can share with family, friends, and co-workers. Get a better understanding of the life and times of America’s most celebrated poet! 

Dr. Laurie Rozakis is a full professor of English/Humanities at Farmingdale State College. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, she earned her B.A. and M.A. from Hofstra University and her Ph.D. from SUNY Stony Book. Her area of expertise is American Literature; she won the prestigious Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and has published more than 100 books, including trade books, young adult books, textbooks, biographies, reference books, articles, videos, and scholarship. Dr. Rozakis frequently appears on national television, including Live with Regis and Kelly; The CBS Morning Show; the Maury Povich Show; Fox Good Day, New York; Metro Relationships; and Fox Personal F/X. She has been quoted in scores of newspapers and magazines, including Newsday, Time, The New York Post, The Daily News, Sacramento Bee, Glamour, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and The Chicago Tribune.

Join Miss Emily as she introduces children to a bit of history through storytelling.

Miss Emily is WWBA Volunteer Janet Emily Demarest.  She is an educator, professional storyteller, playwright, and author. Her first book, Tales from the General Store: The Legends of Long Island, was published in 2014.

Walking With Whitman: Martín Espada