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Live Oak, With Moss”: Uncovering Walt Whitman’s Queer Private Life

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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As he was turning forty, Whitman privately wrote a series of poems entitled Live Oak, with Moss, portraying his most ardent explorations of same-sex love. Join illustrator Brian Selznick, who visualizes the poet’s passions on the book’s pages, and Whitman scholar Karen Karbiener as they discuss this revolutionary collection that Whitman never published and which has remained largely unknown—until now.


June 11
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Brooklyn Historical Society
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