Calamus at Sea: A Celebration of Poetry and Pride
6/19 WEATHER UPDATE: IT’S A GO! WE ARE DOING THIS NEXT TO THE SHIP INSIDE. WITH A SHIP TOUR AFTER THE EVENT.
Following up on our role in the Brooklyn Public Library video reading of Whitman’s iconic “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” poem, we partner with BPL again to celebrate Whitman’s 200th birthday and Pride Month in a reading of his maritime-inspired poems (from Sea Drift) along with selections from the Calamus poems. Join poets, librarians and fellow Brooklynites on the MARY A. WHALEN, Wednesday, 6/19, 7-9pm. The ship will stay at the dock during the event. In case of rain, we’ll move into building space nearby. To whet your appetite, here’s a recent New Yorker article “The ‘Sea Salt’ in Whitman’s Poetry.” Our special guest readers are Julia Guez, Sam Ross, Chase Bergunn, Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, Hafizah Geter, Amber Galeo and Jayson P. Smith.
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