Fans of Walt Whitman gather for the 12th Annual “Song of Myself” Marathon, hosted by Liberal Studies Professor Karen Karbiener, to be held Sun., June 21, 4-6:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Granite Prospect.

Walt Whitman
Fans of Walt Whitman gather for the 12th Annual “Song of Myself” Marathon, to be held Sun., June 21, 4-6:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Granite Prospect (Pier One). The event, hosted by Whitman scholar Karen Karbiener, a faculty member in Liberal Studies at NYU, will feature Martín Espada, a poet and professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Image courtesy of Paula Berg.

Fans of Walt Whitman gather for the 12th Annual “Song of Myself” Marathon, to be held Sun., June 21, 4-6:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Granite Prospect (Pier One).

The event, hosted by Whitman scholar Karen Karbiener, a faculty member in Liberal Studies at NYU, will feature Martín Espada, a poet and professor of English at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Previous years have included dramatic and musical interpretations of the verses as well as recitations from memory and in a variety of languages—along with an array of Whitman “look-alikes”.

The marathon is free and open to the public, which is invited to read from Whitman’s poem that appears in his collection, Leaves of Grass. For more information and to RSVP, call 212.992.9063 or email songofmyselfmarathon@gmail.com.

Espada has published more than 15 books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator. His forthcoming collection of poems is called Vivas to Those Who Have Failed (2016). Other books of poems include The Trouble Ball (2011), The Republic of Poetry (2006), and Alabanza (2003).

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