Who has done his day’s work? who will soonest be through with his supper?
Who wishes to walk with me?
(From Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”)
Now that you are done with your day’s work…or perhaps you’re planning to listen while you work, we are happy to bring you this week’s episode honoring the 202nd birthday of Walt Whitman, in partnership with the Walt Whitman Initiative and we are grateful for their support.
If you’re looking for more information about Walt Whitman, and his place in American literature, Andrew, our resident Whitman scholar has provided the following recommendations:
“Walt Whitman, Racism, and American Literature: Matt Miller and Lavelle Porter”
The Walt Whitman Initiative:
“Robust American Love Series” on YouTube:
Lavelle Porter’s “Should Walt Whitman Be #Cancelled?”:
Andrew Rimby’s “Talking Back to Walt Whitman Using a Queer of Color Framework, VoiceThreads, and Virtual Walking Tours” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (Issue 17.1, Spring 2021):
“For Queen Victoria’s Birthday”: https://whitmanarchive.org/published/periodical/poems/per.00145.html