Happy Birthday Old Uncle Walt!

Walt Whitman was born on 31 May 1819. It’s been four years since I published  “Should Walt Whitman be #Cancelled?” to coincide with the 200th anniversary of his birth. That article turns out to be one of my most widely read pieces of writing. It’s been cited numerous times, and has led to many interesting conversations and opportunities, including supervising a dissertation on Whitman. On Sunday June 4,, 2023, I’ll be reading in the online “Song of Myself” marathon hosted by the Walt Whitman Initiative. (Joining the board of the WWI was another byproduct of that article.) It should be an interesting event, which can be easily viewed online at the Walt Whitman Initiative website