We’re honoring Walt Whitman’s affinity for the diverse voices that “sing America” with this opportunity to listen to and participate in readings of Whitman poems—especially those which celebrate Long Island– its flora, fauna and seascapes. Suffolk Poets Laureate
Gladys Henderson and George Wallace will each read a Whitman poem, sharing why it’s meaningful to them. Then we’ll open up the reading to volunteer participants to do the same. If you would like to be a reader, email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive the poetry selections in advance by May 1. Following the reading, Professor Susan Scheckel will speak briefly about Whitman’s relationship with art, before we move to Art Gallery for a tour of the exhibit led by the curator, Joshua Ruff.
This event is free but pre- registration is required. Please call the Emma Clark Reference Desk at (631-941-4080).