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Walt Whitman: “The Good Grey Poet”

April 22, 2017

Whitman sought to create “a new gospel of beauty”: a uniquely American voice. He escaped the Classic Structures demanded of verse, and gave us the free form voice that has become standard today. His work influenced the beat movement (Jack Kerouac and Alan Ginsberg), anti-war poets & even Bram Stoker (Dracula). Whitman, a volunteer in military hospitals during the civil war, mourned the assassination of President Lincoln with the well-known “Captain, oh my Captain. His last days were spent in Camden, NJ and in his refuge in nature at the Stafford Farm and Timber Creek.

Presented by: David Scott Taylor, American Historical Theatre

Funded project of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.  The New Jersey Council for the Humanities is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Time: 2:00 pm

Contact: Somerset County Library, Bridgewater Branch Phone: (908) 526-4016
Somerset County Library, Bridgewater Branch
1 Vogt Drive
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
United States
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