Walt Whitman’s World

Phillips & Taylor, Photograph of Walt Whitman, 1873. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

David S. Reynolds & Zachary Turpin
Explore the influences of nineteenth-century America on Walt Whitman’s writing, from slavery and his witness of the Civil War to everyday life in New York City with David S. Reynolds, Distinguished Professor, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and author of Walt Whitman’s America: A Cultural Biography, winner of the Bancroft Prize and the Ambassador Book Award; and Zachary Turpin, Assistant Professor, University of Idaho, and author of the forthcoming book, Lost. Questions will be moderated by Ted Widmer, Distinguished Lecturer, Macaulay Honors College, CUNY and Guest Curator of Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy.

The exhibition Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy will be open at 5:30 pm for program attendees.

Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 PM
Tickets: 
$15: $10 for Morgan Members, free for students with a valid ID.

Phillips & Taylor, Photograph of Walt Whitman, 1873. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail [email protected] for information.