Monday, May 17, 2010

Literature Lesson #13 Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman.............`On Whitman` by C.K. Williams

Walt Whitman, for over a hundred and fifty years he`s been the poet of Everyman. Today he`s the anti-Glen Beck. Whitman, like Robert Johnson returning from the crossroads. erupted with `Leaves of Grass`, a book that sounded like nothing he`d written before - or that anybody else had, for that matter...................... the only way this experiment called America works is if our primary action isn`t to keep drawing little borders around people. it`s to erase them. Embrace variety, if we seek out people different from ourselves, we will learn what it`s like to walk in somebody else`s shoes. and in the process, we will help to make this democracy work.... but what the fuck do i know.

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