Past Event

Walt Whitman: A Song of Myself

A Road Scholar Program by Brian (Fox) Ellis

Meet America’s pre-eminent poet as he shares the story of his life intermingled with the poems we have all grown to love. Hear eloquent selections from "Leaves of Grass," and his philosophy of free verse. Listen to tales of the Civil War in poetry from "Drum Taps." Celebrate the life of Abraham Lincoln in his eulogy "Oh, Captain, My Captain." Few poets have transformed poetry or captured the voice of America like Walt Whitman. Come, take my hand and spend an evening immersed in the mystical delight of the old gray bearded poet.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Diane K. Steele, 618-254-4832.