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Poets on Poetry: Walt Whitman

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join a Poets on Poetry presentation, co-sponsored by the Glastonbury Public Library and the Connecticut Poetry Society, Thursday May 21 at 6-7:30 pm.
You will receive copies of the poems to be discussed in advance and a zoom link when the presentation opens. Register here
Walt Whitman has been called the “father” of American poetry.  His expansive style, break with the rhyming tradition, and unabashed sexuality continue to gather fans and opponents.  We will look at Whitman’s legacy and some of the poems that continue to live in American culture today. His work nursing Civil War soldiers and his elegy for Lincoln demonstrate a poet of social conscience. We will explore “I Hear American Singing.” “A Noiseless Patient Spider,” “O Captain, My Captain” and portions of Song of Myself.
Moderated by Christine Beck of the Connecticut Poetry Society. ctpoetry.net.
To see the part 1 of the zoom POP on Mary Oliver, click here


Thursday, May 21, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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