Walt Whitman (1817-1892)

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. So medicine, law, business, engineering… these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love… these are what we stay alive for.”  Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Monday, December 11, 8 pm – 1 pm UTC+2,
Therefore For Thee
hosted by Jerusalism, Fostering Local Literary Community
at the Barbur Gallery, 6 Shirzil Street, Jerusalem, Israel

“Walt Whitman is considered the father of American Poetry. Jerusalism invites all lovers of literature to an evening celebrating his work. Hosted at the illustrious Barbur Gallery, deep in the heart of Nachlaot, the evening will feature local Israeli poets, reading Whitman’s poems alongside their own original poems written in the Whitmanian tradition.”


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