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When Dracula Author Bram Stoker Wrote a Gushing Fan Letter to Walt Whitman (1870)

Every artist starts out as a fan, and in general we see the marks of early fandom on their mature work. The best, after all—as figures from Igor Stravinsky to William Faulkner have remarked—steal without compunction, taking what they like from their heroes and making it their own. But what exactly, we might wonder, did Dracula author Bram Stoker steal from his literary hero, Walt Whitman? I leave it to you to read the 1897 Gothic novel that spawned innumerable undead franchises and fandoms next...
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Red Clay Dance Presents Dance4Peace Concert June 1

To conclude Red Clay Dance  Company’s 10th anniversary  season, Red Clay Dance  Academy presents the 7th  Annual  Dance4Peace Youth  Concert and Community Hug  Award Saturday, June 1 at  Benito Juarez Community  Academy, 1450 W. Cermak  Rd., Chicago.   This year’s theme is  “Building Bridges” and  features performances b...
Tags: Religion, Chicago, Mobile Alabama, Host Committee, Walt Whitman, Gaylord, Senegal West Africa, William J Zick, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Richard H Driehaus Foundation, RCDC, Jahmal Cole, Red Clay Dance Company, Vershawn Sanders Ward, Benito Juarez Community Academy, Red Clay


Fest Finds

Music Finds & Festival Gear Finds Part of the fun of festivals is finding new favorite bands. Check out these four acts playing music bashes in the region.   The Allman Betts Band Fans of the Allman Brothers Band should take notice of this family offshoot carrying the legacy forward of the Southern blues explorers. As the name suggests, the Allman Betts Band features the progeny of original Allman Brothers members, including Devon Allman (son of Gregg) and Duane Betts (son of Dickey)...
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Turns Out Walt Whitman Was Pretty Racist — Should He Be #Cancelled? (No, Here’s A Better Idea)

“Like many white intellectuals, Whitman seems to have been seduced by the proliferation of racist pseudo-science in the post-Civil War era, … [and his] racism was not limited to black people, but also extended to Native Americans, Hispanics, and Asians.” So should we put Whitman’s writing back on the shelf? Lavelle Porter argues that “there is no better place to look for nuanced critical engagement with Whitman’s complicated legacy than in the work of black intellectuals who have talked back to...
Tags: Art, People, Whitman, Walt Whitman, 04.17.19, Lavelle Porter


Waundell Saavedra sings music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor April 16, Columbia University

Waundell Saavedra Waundell Saavedra writes: Hello friends! I hope the spring is bringing you lots of sunshine. I am singing Tuesday evening 4/16 at Columbia University with my friends Lisa Daehlin and Tor Morton Kjosnes.  The link with info is below and a flyer is attached. We are performing music by: Grieg Duparc Coleridge-Taylor Griffes And some others including my original music from the new collection, Song Leaves, the poems of Walt Whit...
Tags: Religion, Amsterdam, Columbia University, St Paul, Walt Whitman, William J Zick, Samuel Coleridge, Waundell Saavedra, Waundell Saavedra Waundell Saavedra, Lisa Daehlin, Tor Morton Kjosnes, Grieg Duparc Coleridge Taylor Griffes


"Ten days after my surgery, I have to go back to work. I’ve been teaching through the months of chemotherapy, but..."

"... despite this, I’ve run out of medical leave. I am driven there by my friends, many of whom have already had to make great sacrifices to help me. Some write checks, some help me drain the surgical tubes stitched to my body, others send mixtapes or cannabis popcorn. My friends carry my books into the classroom, because I can’t use my arms. Delirious from pain, I give a three-hour lecture on Walt Whitman’s poem 'The Sleepers'—'wandering and confused, lost to myself, ill-assorted, contradictory...
Tags: Education, Law, Drugs, Cancer, Lists, Walt Whitman, Anne Boyer


"I live here in a ruin of debris—a ruin of ruins."

Said Walt Whitman, quoted in a NYRB article about "Walt Whitman Speaks: His Final Thoughts on Life, Writing, Spirituality, and the Promise of America." We have that quote and many others because a friend named Horace Traubel "transcrib[ed] in shorthand most of what Whitman said to him during the last years of his life... about five thousand pages...".... Traubel also sifted through the heap of manuscripts, letters, books, envelopes, magazines, and slips of paper strewn all over Whitman’s second-...
Tags: Law, Immigration, America, United States, Socialism, Rhetoric, Whitman, Walt Whitman, NYRB, Ann Althouse, Horace Traubel, Traubel, LSB- Larue, Smiling Whitman


The Enduring Mystery of Walt Whitman’s Meditation on Love and Sexuality

Read an excerpt from a new edition of Whitman's poem cycle 'Live Oak, with Moss'
Tags: Books, News, Poetry, Uncategorized, Whitman, Walt Whitman


Thought for the day, March 26, 2019

Walt Whitman, between 1860-65. (Photo by Mathew Brady/National Archives and Records Administration) Walt Whitman, American essayist, journalist and poet “This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and the crazy…dismiss whatever insults your own soul.” (from the preface to the 1855 edition of “Leaves of Grass”) May 31, 1810-March 26, 1892 Related Articles Thought for the da...
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Leah Naomi Green wins Walt Whitman Award for debut poet

NEW YORK (AP) — A debut poet from Greensboro, North Carolina, has received a prize named for one of the country’s greatest writers. Leah Naomi Green won the Walt Whitman Award, the Academy of American Poets announced Monday. The award is given to emerging poets and comes with a $5,000 cash prize and a six-week, […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, Nation, Greensboro North Carolina, Walt Whitman, Leah Naomi Green, Walt Whitman Award the Academy of American Poets


Know the Spot

The comfort of home waters for fly fishing companions   “I will go to the bank by the wood and become undisguised and naked, I am mad for it to be in contact with me.” –Walt Whitman After the ragged edges of winter have worn smooth and spring begins to unfold along the Blue Ridge, it’s time for that first trip of the season to a favorite trout stream, a trip marked by enthusiastic anticipation and wary trepidation.  Glad to be back in that stream you know like an old friend but anxious...
Tags: Virginia, Environment, Water, Sport, Cycling, Poland, Keefe, Radford University, Blue Ridge, Whitman, Walt Whitman, Go Outside, Fly Fishing, James Keefe


The Amazing Franz Kafka Workout!: Discover the 15-Minute Exercise Routine That Swept the World in 1904

Does your spare tire show no signs of deflating as bikini season looms? Is the fear of bullies kicking sand in your face beginning to outstrip the horror of transforming into a giant bug overnight? Do you long to experience lasting health benefits along with an impressively fit appearance? Friends, we make you this promise: The Amazing Franz Kafka Workout will transform your life along with your physique in just 15 minutes a day. That's right, just 15 minutes of daily calisthenics (and some ...
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Trump spoke at the annual conservative convention for more than two hours, the longest of his presidency. We fact-checked his speech and others

Like Walt Whitman, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) audience contains multitudes. The annual event attracts college Republicans, populists, nationalists, some libertarians, and the occasional Revolutionary reenactor, who gather to hear speakers on the right discuss topics ranging from "how China is using 5G and AI to take over the world" to "a crash course in fighting censorship."
Tags: News, China, Stories, CPAC, Walt Whitman


Trump gave the longest speech of his presidency today. We fact-checked his speech and others from the conservative convention

Like Walt Whitman, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) audience contains multitudes. The annual event attracts college Republicans, populists, nationalists, some libertarians, and the occasional Revolutionary reenactor, who gather to hear speakers on the right discuss topics ranging from "how China is using 5G and AI to take over the world" to "a crash course in fighting censorship."
Tags: News, China, Stories, Trump, CPAC, Walt Whitman


Trump spoke for more than two hours, the longest of his presidency. We fact-checked his speech and others from the conservative convention

Like Walt Whitman, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) audience contains multitudes. The annual event attracts college Republicans, populists, nationalists, some libertarians, and the occasional Revolutionary reenactor, who gather to hear speakers on the right discuss topics ranging from "how China is using 5G and AI to take over the world" to "a crash course in fighting censorship."
Tags: News, China, Stories, Trump, CPAC, Walt Whitman


Trump's speech, fact-checked

Like Walt Whitman, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) audience contains multitudes. The annual event attracts college Republicans, populists, nationalists, some libertarians, and the occasional Revolutionary reenactor, who gather to hear speakers on the right discuss topics ranging from "how China is using 5G and AI to take over the world" to "a crash course in fighting censorship."
Tags: News, China, Stories, Trump, CPAC, Walt Whitman


Amy Klobuchar hears America singing.

She's getting snow covered and quoting Walt Whitman as she announces her candidacy...The event is over now, so I've taken down the link to the live feed. I didn't get to hear much of the speech, but the heavy snowfall was a fantastic touch. Loved it. And loved the quoting of Whitman. She recited the first line of the poem that I'll reprint in full:I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong,The carpenter singing his ...
Tags: Law, America, Snow, Amy Klobuchar, Jeff Bezos, Whitman, Walt Whitman, Ann Althouse, Whitman She


LGBTQ landmarks

From the very first queer magazine to significant protests for LGBTQ freedom of expression, there are a number of buildings around the United States that are still standing as testaments to the history of the LGBTQIA+ community. Though it seems now like a world so far out of our grasp, there was once a time when members of the queer community could not even assemble for a few beers in peace. In fact, in a not-so-distant past, “social justice” did not appear to be in the realm of possibility f...
Tags: Travel, California, Washington, Germany, Lgbt, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, United States, Washington Dc, Columbia University, Lgbtq, Jackson, Truman Capote


Is $3,000 Too Much For a Camera?

I really wonder about this. On the one hand, I've been "cash strapped" most of my life and I think $3k is a huge amount of money to spend for a camera, verging on "outrageous." On the other hand, I've done it. Never actually $3k+ on a single body exclusively I guess, but close, and I've bought a $3k camera and lens, or one body plus a second backup body, or an outfit. Not once but several times. I regret almost all of those purchases—all but one that I can think of—and I wish I had most of that ...
Tags: Photography, America, Alaska, Italy, Brian, Lulu, Seattle, San Francisco Bay, Peter Wright, Photo Equipment, Michael Johnston, Don, Mike, Joseph, Michael C Johnston, Geoff Wittig


6 top medical inventions created during the Civil War

The war resulted in more than 600,000 deaths.About 500,000 were wounded.The war created a massive need for inventions of various kinds and led to rapid advancement in medicineThere were several things newly invented during the Civil War that became keys to saving lives, as well as taking them. The Gatling Gun and repeating rifles, both invented just before or during the war, became quite effective at slaughter, as well as producing wounded men in unprecedented numbers. Because such a devastating...
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The Top 6 Medical Inventions During the Civil War

The war saw over 600,000 dead500,000 were woundedThis created a massive need for inventions of various kinds and a rapid advancement in medicineThere were several things newly invented during the Civil War that became keys to saving lives, as well as taking them. The Gatling Gun and repeating rifles, both invented just before or during the war, became quite effective at slaughter, as well as producing wounded men in unprecedented numbers. Because such a devastating and massive war usually genera...
Tags: France, Virginia, War, Medical Research, United States, Innovation, Army, Invention, Lincoln, Illinois, Bull Run, Abraham Lincoln, Hanger, Manassas, Fort Sumter, Walt Whitman


'Garage': A Visually and Intellectually Rich Study of a Seemingly Blank Space

None The garage, at first glance, makes for a mundane symbol. And yet, Americans have imbued this deceptively "blank space" with a great deal of meaning. Even so, they may not fully understand that meaning, or its limitations. Olivia Erlanger and Luis Ortega Govela's book, a work of cultural studies, attempts to analyze the significance of the garage (i.e., the theoretical and material implications of the structure). They argue that Garage, an extension of their essay, Hate Suburbia: The Conspi...
Tags: Apple, Art, Feature, Music, Disney, Chicago, Courtney Love, Barbie, Kevin Spacey, Garage, Kurt Cobain, Rand, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mattel, Wright, Federal Housing Administration


Paper chase: When Walt Whitman Was Dying, It Was Front-Page News — for Months

After the beloved poet caught a chill in December 1891, The Times kept a literary bedside vigil until his death on March 26, 1892.
Tags: News, Times, Walt, Whitman, Walt Whitman, Books and Literature, Poetry and Poets, Leaves of Grass (Book


Variety is the Spice of Leadership

Wouldn’t it be great if chocolate was one of the four food groups? Maybe my preference to see that happen (*smile*) is why the topic of 31 flavors keeps popping into how I think about success, civility, inclusion, leadership, and respect. I worked in corporate America for lots of years. When I look back at that time, I see how all the places where I worked managed by one flavor. That flavor was numbers, results, and the bottom line. Because I was ambitious, I was complicit and played along in pl...
Tags: Leadership, America, Teamwork, Collaboration, Barry Johnson, Walt Whitman, Tolerance, Blind Spots, Leadership Lessons, Spice of Leadership


Mangled Body and Depraved Soul: On the Corporeal and the Spiritual in the Works of Edgar Allan Poe

None Reviled by some (T.S. Eliot and Henry James among others) as lacking in seriousness and skill, consigned by others to the rank of "children's author" alongside Mark Twain and Robert Louis Stevenson, and revered by others (primarily the French decadents such as Charles Baudelaire but also Walt Whitman) for his penchant for the lurid, the sickly, and the accursed, Edgar Allan Poe remains a troubling figure for American literature. Despite the philosophical heft brought to readings of some of...
Tags: Feature, Music, Hollywood, Poetry, Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Price, Stories, Charles Dickens, John, Annie, Mark Twain, Smith, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James, Aristotle, Poe


TheEpochTimes.com: Florence Price & Margaret Bonds on "Songs of Chicago" CD

Florence B. Price (1887-1953) Margaret Bonds (1913-1972) The Epoch Times November 10, 2018 Thomas Hampson sheds light on forgotten black composers By Barry Bassis The best of new albums recently released by classical singers is Thomas Hampson’s “Songs from Chicago,” on Cedille Records, an unusual label that records only Chicago composers. Hampson is America’s leading baritone and is not only a star of opera but also a dedicated singer an...
Tags: New York, Religion, America, Chicago, Bonds, Florence, Rabindranath Tagore, Langston Hughes, Walt Whitman, Hampson, Thomas Hampson, William J Zick, Margaret Bonds, Cedille Records, Florence Price amp, Barry Bassis


When Brave Men Shudder: The Scottish origins of Dracula – review

Author: Mike Shepherd First Published: 2018 The Blurb : Gripped by the demon of inspiration, he entered into the mind of the infamous Count Dracula… The year: 1895. The place: a remote Scottish fishing village. Bram Stoker is feverishly penning his cadaverous tale of vampire horror as his family look on aghast. Everything was conspiring to produce those words of gore... everything. What were the supernatural influences he found in the village? Who was the mystic poet who dominated his restles...
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Thought for the day, Nov. 6, 2018

Walt Whitman (Photo by Mathew Brady/National Archives and Records Administrative) Walt Whitman, American essayist, journalist and poet “I know of nothing grander, better exercise, better digestion, ore positive proof of the past, the triumphant result of faith in human kind, than a well-contested American National election.” (from “Democratic Vistas,” 1871) May 31, 1819-March 26, 1892 Related Articles Thought for the day, Nov. 5, 2018 Though...
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For Election Day 2018

did you? Photo by troye owens Note from CM: It’s election day here in the U.S., as citizens go to the polls to vote in the midterms — the elections between our quadrennial presidential decision. Here is a simple reminder from over a century ago of the humble grandeur of this privilege we participate in as Americans. • • • If I should need to name, O Western World, your powerfulest scene and show, ‘Twould not be you, Niagara — nor you, ye limitless prairies — nor your huge rifts of canyons, C...
Tags: Mississippi, Oregon, Religion, America, Yellowstone, Huron, Walt Whitman, Poetry or Lyrics