Bookworm: in recognition of Walt Whitman

Bookworm, a special at KCRW radio (Santa Monica, CA) brought together three modern poets, Eamon Grennan, Major Jackson and Pattiann Rogers to honour Walt Whitman, probably best known for Leaves of Grass.

The program is available by podcast and more than worth listening to for less than 30 minutes.

Excellent poets speaking with great affection and true understanding about Walt Whitman and sharing poems of their own.

"I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you."
Walt Whitman, Songs of Myself

Here is the complete text of Whitman's Song of Myself.

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