Walt Whitman: Gay DC Walking Tours
The brochure is free, and will be available at all festival events. Funding provided by Brother, Help Thyself and Gival Press. For an on-line version you can download onto your computer, go to http://www.rainbowhistory.org/whitman-web.pdf.
The Whitman Issue
Devoted to the living legacy of Walt Whitman, this web publication presents an anthology of 38 contemporary poets who live in the Mid-Atlantic region. Poems in the issue range widely in style, but all are either about Whitman's life and works, are written in the style of Whitman, or revisit Whitman's recurring poetic themes.
Available for free on line at http://washingtonart.com/beltway/malintro.html. Co-edited by Saundra Rose Maley and Kim Roberts, with editorial assistant Michael Degnan.
Beltway: A Poetry Quarterly has been published since January 2000. A recent article in the Washington Post states: "These days a tasty verse morsel is just a mouse click away, thanks to Beltway...The journal offers new work by area poets, a voluminous section on local readings and extensive information on grants, awards and regional 'pobiz' resources." The Chronicle of Higher Education named Beltway one of nine poetry web sites "worth exploring." And Chickenbones, a national magazine of African American arts, lauds Beltway's inclusiveness, writing that the journal features "poets from different traditions (academic, spoken word, experimental, etc.) and with different levels of experience (from internationally known folks such as Pulitzer-Prize-winner Henry Taylor to authors who have not yet published books. This range provides a dynamic mix that showcases the best poetry from the Beltway area and encourages a sense of community."
What the Press has to say about "DC Celebrates Whitman: 150 Years of Leaves of Grass":
The Washington Blade, "The 'Grass' is getting greener: D.C. to celebrate 150th anniversary of gay poet Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass" by Brian Moylan.
The Chicago Tribune, "Washington Celebrates Work of Whitman," by Glen Elsasser.
The Camden Courier-Post, "O Poet! My Poet! Camden Fends Off Whitman Barbs" by Jim Walsh.
The Voice of America, "Legendary American Poet Whitman Lauded in Washington" by Stephanie Ho.
SeeingBlack.com, "Walt Whitman: 150 Years After Leaves of Grass, a Look at Whitman and the African Diaspora," by Kim Roberts.