Friday, August 19, 2005
A celebration of 150 years of
Leaves of Grass
12th Street and Broadway
Thursday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Poets gather for a tribute to Walt Whitman on the 150th Anniversary of the publication of Leaves Of Grass.
Moderated by Frederic Tuten, the author of Tin Tin in the New World, this night of poetry, feasting, and libation will be a French-American homage to the great American poet. In acknowledgment of the importance of Whitman among contemporary French writers, biographer and memoirist of the recently published Them, Francine du Plessix Gray will read the poems in French.
The poets who are reading—Macgregor Card, Tom Devaney, Marcella Durand, Chris Edgar, Peter Gizzi, Robert Kelly, Lisa Llubasch, Joan Retallack, Lytle Shaw, Elizabeth Willis, and artist Trevor Winkfield—will be available to sign their books.
Walt Whitman hom(m)age 2005/1855 was published jointly by Turtle Point Press in New York and Joca Seria in Nantes.