Eating Poetry (XXVIII) – “I Depart from Materials”

  “Camerado! This is no book; Who touches this touches a man.” When Walt Whitman‘s Leaves of Grass was published in its first edition in 1855, it was admired by some, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, and not so by others. Wrote Thomas Wentworth Higginson, ” It is no discredit to Walt Whitman that he wrote ‘Leaves […]

Walt Whitman Reads “Space and Time”

Here’s a virtual movie of the great Walt Whitman reading his poem Space and Time”” From Leaves of Grass Published in 1900. This edited segment of Section 33 and 46 of “Leaves of Grass””Song of myself” is read by Orson Welles in a recording he originaly made for BBC Radio in 1953. All rights are […]

Writers Write

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