How To Celebrate Walt Whitman’s Birthday

Poet Walt Whitman was born on Long Island, New York, on May 31, 1819. Onthewilderside proposes a national holiday for Whitman’s birthday. Below are some videos and ideas about how to honor this wonderful poet, thinker, and experimenter of language. For those of us on Long Island, please do not forget the annual events at The […]

Poet Walt Whitman’s Birthday is May 31st: Celebrate in Silence

Walt Whitman is one of my favorite poets. I like to remember his birthday, which is on May 31st, and falls on a  [Thursday for 2012 and Friday for 2013] this year. There are some events and celebrations around this time at the Walt Whitman Birthplace in Long Island. And, my idea for a holiday […]

Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration: Sunday, May 8th in Huntington

Update: Video from the event Did you know Walt Whitman was born right here, on Long Island, New York? Whitman’s birthplace is still standing, as a museum in West Hills, Long Island, New York (across from the Walt Whitman Mall). Every year there is an annual celebration around Walt Whitman’s Birthday (which is actually, May […]

Halloween Trick-a Poem: A suggestion for poets and poetry enthusiasts by Max Wheat

Halloween Trick—a Poem Play a trick on the trick-or-treaters. Read them a poem. Drop a copy into each bag with the treat — Write your own poem. If not enough time this year, books of Halloween poetry are abundant. Check your library or bookstore.  Or use one of the poems included in this mailing. Of […]

American Hike: A poem by Steven Schmidt

American Hike All created equal: slaveholder’s words, a gem in our shoe we limped far to prove ___________________ Steven Schmidt is a poet and poetry supporter from Northport, Long Island.

Mon. May 31st: How to celebrate Walt Whitman’s birthday

Monday, May 31st, 2010 is poet Walt Whitman’s birthday. Here are words and a video about celebrating Whitman’s birthday with silence, and communion with nature.

If you like poetry and culture: Here is Z place to be…

Steven Schmidt is one of our most culturally active friends. Steven used to run the “Z-list” which became famous for its presentation of cultural events and phases of the moon. Kelly Powell is a poet and a mom. Kelly glows with positive energy and community spirit. Steven and Kelly Powell make up one of the […]

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