Walt Whitman's America (CHAUTAUQUA)
A program by the New Mexico Humanities Council
Carl Sandburg wrote, "Whitman's Leaves of Grass is the solemn oath that America means something and is going somewhere...America's most classic advertisement of itself as having purpose, destiny, banners and beacon-fires." After 150 years, Whitman still sounds so familiar, so inspiring to Americans, or any people longing for promise, hope, sensuality and generosity of spirit.
Bruce Noll is a poet and professor of education who has presented Whitman's poetry from Hawaii to Iceland for more than 30 years.
In this program audience member can interact with Walt, asking questions about his life and work.
New Mexico organizations and schools pay a modest fee for NMEH programs. For complete information and an application form for this Chautauqua program: nmeh.org