May 30, 2012

Ninth Annual "Song of Myself" Marathon - Sunday, June 3

This event isn't in Seattle, but it's almost worth flying out to New York to take part. My friend and fellow-alum Karen Karbiener, possibly the best Whitman professor of our generation, organized the first of these marathon readings of "Song of Myself" nine years ago, and it's become a tradition. If you're in New York, don't miss it.


Ninth Annual Marathon Reading of "Song of Myself"
Sunday, June 3, 2012, 3:00-5:30 p.m.
The Granite Prospect in Brooklyn Bridge Park (Pier One)... free!

Led by NYU Professor Karen Karbiener, this year's event will feature Martin Espada, current Poet-in-Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace. We'll hear Whitman's words in full view of his beloved Mannahatta from Brooklyn's front stoop.

If you'd like to read, email with your favorite three sections of "Song of Myself" (using the 1891-1892 edition's breakdown of 52 sections). Readings will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

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