Karl Grossman endorses Walt Whitman holiday

from Suffolk Closeup: Remembering Whitman by Karl Grossman Suffolk County Green Party activists Ian and Kimberly Wilder, lovers of poetry and nature, residents of Riverhead, have proposed making his birthday a national holiday. Said Ms. Wilder, a teacher, in an essay that is online (ontheWilderside.com): “Walt Whitman was born close to me in West Hills…For me […]

Walt Whitman Marathon, May 21, 2016

Walt Whitman leaves of Grass marathon reading 10am – 6 pm at Canio’s Books. Community poets, actors and others will read a selection of Whitman’s poems.

Ian reading poetry at Bards Day 6/28/2015

Ian is honored to have his poems Soul Patch and Out of Time included in the 2015 Bards Annual. He will be reading his poetry at he release party at 5th Anniversary Bards Day on Sunday June 28, 2015 from 2-6:30 PM

2012 Long Island: Super Bowl poetry event

Come to The Walt Whitman Birthplace where Long Island Poetry Collective will host… Super Poem Sunday IV Sunday, February 5th, 2012! 1pm to 5pm Photos from last year’s event at our onthewilderside Flickr: here. In honor of both Super events, you can find a collection of Sports Poetry books here. Link to a collection of […]

2011 Super Poems on Super Bowl Day!

2016 Super Poem Sunday event info is at the Walt Whitman Birthplace: here. ________________________ For links to Super Bowl poems click here and see more links at bottom of this post. ________________________ For 2012: Super Poem Sunday IV at Walt Whitman Birthplace in Huntington Sunday, Feb 5, 2012 at 1pm In honor of both Super […]

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