Presented today to MiraCosta's Learning Is for Everyone (LIFE) group. They were an amazing audience that transformed my "lecture" from something pedestrian to something exhilirating. Thanks to all who attended and to the group for inviting me.
This year we mark the 194th anniversary of Whitman’s birth (May 31, 1819) in the context of the 150th anniversary of many Civil War related events. With these American cultural landmarks in mind, this talk will explore Whitman’s epic "Song of Myself" and his powerful and moving meditations on the Civil War.