A Celebration of Walt Whitman

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Walt Whitman


"I Contain Multitudes":
A Celebration of Walt Whitman, With
Galway Kinnell, Martín Espada, and Kate Rushin

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003
Wright Hall Auditorium, 7:30pm

Three dynamic voices celebrated Walt Whitman, read favorite passages of his work, as well as their own poems, and spoke about his profound influence on poets writing in both English and Spanish.

Galway Kinnell has been a major figure in American poetry for three decades. His Selected Poems was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In his introduction to The Essential Whitman, Kinnell acknowledges Whitman as his "principal master," and critics have noted Kinnell's Whitmanesque cadences, transcendental philosophy, and personal intensity.

For more information, read the press release posted on "Smith College News Releases."

Find Publications in the Libraries' Catalog

Search for by author for Whitman, Walt in the Five College online catalog to find published collections of Whitman's works:

Search by subject for Whitman, Walt to find works of biography, criticism, bibliographies, an encyclopedia (Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia, Neilson PS 3230 .W35 1998) and more.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

Find published collections by Galway Kinnell, Martín Espada, and Kate Rushin as well.

Galway Kinnell      Martín Espada      Kate Rushin

Find Biographical Information & More Online

Internet Site Access
The Walt Whitman Archive http://www.whitmanarchive.org
Smith College Poetry Center:
The Academy of American Poets:
Walt Whitman
Galway Kinnell
Biography in Context: Whitman
(Note: access is limited to Smith)
Online access to full-text articles
American Memory, Poet At Work:
Walt Whitman Collection

Search for Periodicals

On the Libraries' website under Research, the English subject page features links to periodical indexes, including MLA International Bibliography, Humanities Abstracts, and Academic Search Premier. Members of the Smith community may connect to these resources to find articles, essays, book reviews, and selected poems online.

Source Access
Literature Online (8th century+)
ABELL (the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature), plus full text content and web resources.
[browse authors: whitman]
click here
American Periodicals (18th - early 20th century)
Search for images of articles from 19th century periodicals.
click here


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