…What would Walt Whitman Do? Featuring Bruce Noll & John Roche…with a hat tip to Billy Brown for the reminder.
Jules Nyquist invites us to a special night tonight Monday, February 25, 6:30 pm at the Poetry Playhouse
Poet Bruce Noll will be reciting and interpreting revolutionary poet Walt Whitman live for us at the Playhouse. Bruce, recently retired from the University of New Mexico, still teaches a poetry class in the Honor's Program. For 43 years he has performed "Pure Grass . . . an experience with Leaves of Grass" across the U.S. and abroad. Come hear him give excerpts from his program and talk about his years of presenting Whitman.
Poet John Roche, associate professor at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York will also join the discussion and share a few Whitman poems. John did his dissertation at the University of Buffalo on Walt Whitman and Frank Lloyd Wright. I will be moderating the conversation - and this is your chance to explore everything Walt Whitman - questions and discussion are encouraged. Books will be for sale from both authors following the conversation.
Bruce Noll will be performing "Pure Grass" in its entirety this spring - watch for details. Here is a little something from the Icelandic Review on Bruce Noll's "Pure Grass" and an essay on John Roche's "Walt in Cyberspace"
Jules Nyquist, founder of the Poetry Playhouse
ps - this is the last event at the current location of the Poetry Playhouse on Factory on 5th. Watch for MORE EVENTS at other locations soon! APPETITES is now available to order! New Mexico Book Award Finalist available in Albuquerque at Acequia, Bookworks and Page One