Walt Whitman Tribute Evening


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Eamon Grennan

Eamon Grennan has said, “As far as I’m concerned, poetry is about elegy. Every poem is a memory of some kind, a celebratory elegy. Poems are like shells. Something is gone and that’s why you write.”...

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Pattiann Rogers

Pattiann Rogers is considered one of America’s finest contemporary poets, writing densely detailed, thickly textured poems describing the natural world and one’s place in it that are informed by a...

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Major Jackson

Major Jackson is the author of three collections of poetry including Hoops, described by The New Yorker as “a layered metaphor, implying, among other things, basketball, jewelry, and life’s hurdles....

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Michael Silverblatt

Michael Silverblatt, described as “the guy authors go to when they want a serious literary conversation about their work,” is the host of KCRW’s Bookworm, a nationally syndicated radio program...

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Audio from this Event

Walt Whitman Tribute Evening featuring Eamon Grennan, Major Jackson, and Pattiann Rogers with Michael Silverblatt | Duration: 1:40:13

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