Todos Somos Whitman: Latin American Area Poets Reading their Whitman-Inspired Poems
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FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE
ISDDC is proud to host Todos Somos Whitman, a bilingual reading of poetry influenced by Walt Whitman, written in Spanish and English, read by Latin American poets from the greater DC Area. The event, which is free and open to everyone, is just one of many that make up the Walt Whitman 200 Festival, taking place in Washington, D.C. May 23 - June 3. Featuring Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Naomi Ayala, Jose Ballesteros, Christina Daub, Samuel Miranda, and Martha Sanchez-Lowery
The Walt Whitman 200 Festival celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of America’s most significant and enduring poets, who was a resident of Washington, DC for ten years during and after the Civil War. Over the course of twelve days, this city-wide celebration will emphasize the poet’s continuing influence on American culture and the city’s culture, and showcase the themes closest to the poet’s heart: unity, democracy, and healing. With events in all of DC’s eight wards, the festival includes multiple opportunities for residents to engage with Whitman’s legacy through readings, discussions, workshops, family events, exhibits, and more.