Dana Gioia, Writer, NEA Advocate Named A ‘Champion of Literacy’

      By Jano Tantongco jtantongco@longislandergroup.com Award-winning poet, writer and former National Endowment of the Arts chair Dana Gioia will be honored by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association on April 30 with an award dubbing him a “Champion of Literacy” for his work supporting the arts. Gioia served as

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Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan Named Long Island Poet Of The Year

Publication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press   By Lisa Daffy Apr 4, 2017 1:04 AM “You know, you write like a guy.” Those might be fighting words for another woman, but Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan took them as a high compliment, coming as they did from a fellow poet,

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Dan L. (Yelp)

A nice place to visit if you’re a fan of Walt Whitman and historic farm houses. Guided tours, audiovisual show, library, museum shop/bookstore, and picnic area are all included for $6 for adults. Amazing to find this piece of history on the super busy commercial eye sore that is route

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Paul E. (Yelp)

October 13, 2016 A very interesting and pleasurable experience. We’ve visited many historic sites and homes and most were quite worthwhile, but the staff at WW were exemplary. Kudos to Executive Director, Cynthia Shor, and docent, Charles, for making us feel welcome. High praise to Brandon for his informative and

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Grad Student Discovers A Lost Novel Written By Walt Whitman

February 21, 2017 Heard on All Things Considered Glen Weldon A literary treasure buried for more than a century has been unearthed by Zachary Turpin, a grad student at the University of Houston. It’s a work of short fiction: a 36,000-word novella published anonymously, in six parts, in a New

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Joseph Millar

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In Newly-Discovered Manifesto, Walt Whitman Says You Should Eat Leaves Of Grass

Forbes Apr 29, 2016 Shelby Carpenter , Forbes Staff Walt Whitman was a man wise beyond his time in the ways of diet and exercise. Turns out, the American poet was a proponent of what is known today as the Paleo Diet. American scholars were stunned by the recent publication of

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