Walt Whitman: Poet of the Future Opening Program and Reception

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
6 pm–8 pm
Alexander Library, Scholarly Communication Center


Fernanda Perrone

The exhibition Poet of the Future will celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Walt Whitman by sharing rare books and manuscripts from Rutgers University Libraries’ collections. To mark the opening, Karen Karbiener, a Whitman scholar based at New York University, will talk about the portrait in the original edition of Leaves of Grass, and Barbara Henry, printer and poet, will talk about how Whitman’s training as a printer influenced his work as a poet. The program will be followed by a reception.

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Image credit: Song of Myself, by Barbard Henry, linocut (2018)

Alexander Library
Scholarly Communication Center