Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass



On May 21, 2016 Canios Cultural Cafe in Sag Harbor presented a marathon community reading of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass


Walt Whitman was born in West Hills, Huntington Town, Long Island in May 1819.


Whitman published Leaves of Grass in 1855, and revised it several times before his death, in Camden, New Jersey in 1892. 


We present portions of the 8 hour reading from the so-called Deathbed version published in 1892.

Part 1:

The readers are Canio Pavone, Julie Sheehan, Karen Campbell, Sigrid Meinel and Jeanne Merkel. 


Part 2: 


The selections are from Song of The Open Road, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, Europe, Drum Taps, and the final sections.

The readers are Ellen Wright, Paul Battista, David Margolick, Kathy Engel, Christine Morro and Scott Chaskey.

Listen here: