Fall Poetry Circle: Whitman and Dickinson (19103) *SOLD OUT*

Six Tuesdays October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 3:00—4:30 p.m.

$135.00 (10% off for members)

Join us this fall as we read America’s two most influential and revolutionary poets: Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. As different as they are from each other, Whitman and Dickinson define the spiritual outlines of our literature. Whitman captures and reflects a limitless American landscape, upending orthodoxy to posit a soul reflected by and equal to its body. Dickinson writes feverishly about immortality and the singular distance between daily experience and the eternal soul. The poetry written by each is instantly recognizable. Neither have successful imitators, though both have influenced generations. Each writes in a voice that sounds like no other, and each is indelibly made by the American experience, specifically the Civil War. Whitman is prolix, Dickinson cryptic. Every American poet since has been influenced by these poetic giants. Six Tuesdays October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 3:00—4:30 p.m. *SOLD OUT*

The Complete Poems, Walt Whitman

The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Dickinson 

Gigi Bradford is chair of the Folger Shakespeare Library Poetry Board and former Literature Director of the National Endowment for the Arts. She has been teaching the Poetry Circle at Politics and Prose since 2006.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

The Complete Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780140424515
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 29th, 2005

The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Reading Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674018242
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Published: Belknap Press - October 1st, 2005