Whitman walks!

This Sunday past (4 October) was the best run so far of the Whitman Tour in Brooklyn and even though it is subject to weather we really hope to make this a weekly feature that can perform throughout next spring and summer.

It’s good.  It’s funny and, yes, it’s filled with both poetry and gossip (Don’t get Mr. Whitman started on the writers that would follow him living in the DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights vortex.

Here are some snaps taken by audience members on what turned out to be a lovely Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn.

 

Whitman and his young companion (Gavin Rohrer) in front of his only plaque – on the exterior of the former Brooklyn Eagle Building on Old Fulton Street, just east of Brooklyn Ferry.
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Whitman reads Native Moments while facing out towards Brooklyn’s once notorious red-light district on Sands Street. (Largely demolished with the build-up of the BQE and the on-off ramps to the Brooklyn Bridge.)
Mr. Whitman reads the opening sections of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry in front of the Bridge that for many decades usurpoed his beloved Ferry line. But, of course, the Ferry service is back (as he predicted) and so is he (which he also predicted!).
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