This event will take place at our Brooklyn location, and is a Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends event.Join authors and illustrators inspired by Walt Whitman, including Justin Martin (Rebel Souls), Amy King (I Want to Make You Safe), Evan Roskos (Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets), and Allen Crawford (Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself), for a celebration of his work. Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
Whitman's most beloved poem, "Song of Myself," illustrated, illuminated, and presented like never before.
2014 Morris Award finalist
“I hate myself but I love Walt Whitman, the kook. Always positive. I need to be more positive, so I wake myself up every morning with a song of myself.” Sixteen-year-old James Whitman has been yawping (à la Whitman) at his abusive father ever since he kicked his beloved older sister, Jorie, out of the house.
In the shadow of the Civil War, a circle of radicals in a rowdy saloon changed American society and helped set Walt Whitman on the path to poetic immortality.