“Song of Myself” reading at Whitmania


Whitmania creator and director Amber West (UCLA Writing Programs) and Mark Gallagher (UCLA English Department) stand beside the Good Grey Poet holding their copies of Whitman at the “Song of Myself” marathon reading at UCLA.

On Saturday, May 18th, 2019, UCLA kicked off its centennial celebration. It also marked the Whitman Bicentennial with a marathon reading of “Song of Myself.”

I was honored to be included in the program for this special event. Thank you to Whitmania organizers Amber West and Susannah Rodríguez Drissi for inviting me to participate.

The “Song of Myself” reading is one of a number of events planned for 2019 as part of UCLA’s Whitmania series and other events around the country celebrating the Walt Whitman Bicentennial.

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