19 May

May 19, 2019
Brooklyn, NY,

Whitman at 200 Second Read: Leaves of Grass with Harmony Holiday and Karen Karbiener


Brooklyn, NY,

Second Read is a BPL Presents series that reevaluates canonical classic and contemporary work and encourages lively debate around books and reading.

Self-published to mixed reviews, Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass was edited throughout the poets' life and is considered by many today to be an American masterpiece. Our panel, consisting of poet Harmony Holiday, scholar Karen Karbiener and others, will engage in a critical debate, considering the merits of the long, inclusive text and the parts and poems worth quibbling over, not to mention the context out of which the work came.
Free and open to the public.

Co-presented with the Brooklyn Public Library.

Brooklyn Public Library
Central Library
Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

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