Walt Whitman’s sexuality has been a topic of conversation and debate for decades. What was his sexuality and how did it influence his work? How did his sexual openness impact his readers? Often viewed as an icon in the gay community, is Whitman still relevant and worthy of this role? Explore these questions and more by tuning in for this live Broadcast from 6:30pm -7:30pm on Comcast Channel 66 & Verizon 29-30.
The program is hosted by Poet Charles Carr and features David Acosta, poet and co-founder of Casa de Duende, Andrew Nurkin, Deputy Director for Enrichment and Civic Engagement at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Lynn Levin, poet and professor at Drexel University. This broadcast will include discussion as well as a poetry reading.
Photo: Thomas Eakins, "Old man, seven photographs" from the "naked series," 1880s [possibly Walt Whitman]. Courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California.