The Zephyr Stage presents an evening of Walt Whitman live in the KAFM Radio Room.
“Be not dishearten’d — Affection shall solve the problems of Freedom yet; Those who love each other shall become invincible.”
– Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman (1819–1892) is America’s world poet—a latter-day successor to Homer, Virgil, Dante and Shakespeare. In Leaves of Grass (1855), he celebrated democracy, nature, love and friendship. This monumental work chanted praises to the body as well as to the soul, and found beauty and reassurance even in death. Along with Emily Dickinson, Whitman is regarded as one of America’s most significant nineteenth century poets. Whitman’s self-published Leaves of Grass underwent eight subsequent editions during his lifetime as Whitman expanded and revised the poetry and added more to the original collection of twelve poems. While his poetry failed to garner popular attention from his American readership during his lifetime, over 1,000 people attended his funeral. And as the first writer of a truly American poetry, Whitman’s legacy endures. Whitman’s “ambition, expansiveness, and embrace of all the high and low features of American life influenced many poets of the twentieth century, including D.H. Lawrence, William Carlos Williams, Hart Crane, and Allen Ginsberg.” – Poetry Foundation
Tickets are $5
The Radio Room is located at
1310 Ute Avenue,
Grand Junction, CO 81501.
Show at 7:00p.m.
More information by calling 970-241-8801 or at www.kafmradio.org