Poet Walt Whitman was born on Long Island, New York, on May 31, 1819. Below are some videos and ideas about how everyone can celebrate this wonderful poet, thinker, and experimenter of language on his birthday.
For those of us on Long Island, please do not forget the annual events at The Walt Whitman Birthplace in Huntington Station…
Sunday, May 31st at 12pm will be an awards ceremony for the Young Poets Contest. It is free and open to the public (donation requested). It is a fun way to hear some words from the Poet-in-Residence, take a tour of the house, and see happy, young poets read and receive awards.
The weekend includes other events at the birthplace. On Saturday, May 30th, after the Master Class, Poet-in-Residence Yusef Komunyakaa will present an evening reading. $10 for WWBA members and $15 for nonmembers.
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