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Walt Whitman's Long Island: A Research Guide
A guide to sources about Walt Whitman with an emphasis on Long Island, New York.
A collection of podcasts about Whitman. "BackStory is a weekly podcast that uses current events in America to take a deep dive into our past. Hosted by noted U.S. historians, each episode provides listeners with different perspectives on a particular theme or subject – giving you all sides to the story and then some...."
Length: 43:51. "The American poet Mark Doty, Professor Sarah Churchwell and the young British poet Andrew McMillan join Matthew Sweet for a programme dedicated to one of the classics of American poetry, Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. Readings performed by William Hope. Producer: Fiona McLean. Originally broadcast on Thu 8 Oct 2015.
Bowery Boys podcast. Length: 1:16:16. "Karen Karbiener, NYU professor and head of the Walt Whitman Initiative, an international collective bringing together all people interested in the life and work of Walt Whitman; Jason Koo, award-winning poet, and founder and executive director of Brooklyn Poets, celebrating and cultivating the literary heritage of Brooklyn, the birthplace of American poetry; and Brad Vogel, executive director at the New York Preservation Archive Project and board member of the Walt Whitman Initiative, leading the drive to protect New York City-based Whitman landmarks. This episode was recorded as part of the Brooklyn Podcast Festival presented by Pandora."
Length: 58:00. ""Walt Whitman: Song of Myself" explores how a 36-year old freelance journalist and part-time house-builder living in Brooklyn created his outrageous, groundbreaking work, Leaves of Grass. This collection of twelve poems that irrevocably altered the development of poetry and literature shattered existing notions of poetry, breaking all existing conventions in terms of subject matter, language, and style. Hosted by Carl Hancock Rux, we join Whitman on a walk through the urban streets, imagining the sights, sounds and music, from Stephen Foster to Italian opera, that profoundly affected him and indelibly shaped his poetry. In this hour-long special, you will hear from writers, poets, musicians, and scholars who tell the story of this extraordinary, self-styled celebrity...