Walt Whitman at 200: A Reading of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry and Concert

In honor of Whitman’s 200th birthday, the BKLYN Public Library will be celebrating the Bard of Brooklyn with music and poetry. The Phil Woodmore singers perform music from the era and, at 4 pm, poets Dorianne Laux (Only As The Day Is Long; The Book of Men), Joseph Millar (Kingdom; Blue Rust) and other invited guests read “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”. This event occurs simultaneously with readings of the poem at each of Brooklyn Public Library’s 59 branches.

Albee Square is a public plaza located in Downtown Brooklyn at the intersection of Fulton Street, DeKalb Avenue, and Albee Square West.

Presented in collaboration with the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the Academy of American Poets.