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SECOND TUESDAY PRESENTS “LIVE OAK, WITH MOSS”

September 10, 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

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One event on October 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm

$10

Join illustrator Brian Selznick and scholar Karen Karbiener to discuss Walt Whitman’s previously unpublished love poems, “Live Oak, with Moss.” The poems were intensely private reflections on his attraction to other men, composed decades before the word “homosexual” came into use.

This revolutionary and passionate cluster of poems was never published by Whitman and has remained unknown to the general public—until now. New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Brian Selznick offers a provocative visual narrative of “Live Oak, With Moss,” and Whitman scholar Karen Karbiener reconstructs the story of the poetic cluster’s creation.

Brian Selznick is best known as the creator of “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” which won the Caldecott Medal for US picture book illustration in 2008. It was turned into the movie “Hugo” by director Martin Scorsese in 2011, winning five Oscar awards. In 2011, he wrote and illustrated the historical novel “Wonderstruck.” Selznick is also known for illustrating children’s books such as the “Harry Potter” series in 2018.

Karen Karbiener is a Clinical Professor, specializing in 19th century American literature and culture with a special interest in Walt Whitman. She has a PhD from Columbia University.

$10 suggested donation. All donations are voluntary and any amount is appreciated.

Details

Date:
September 10
Time:
6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Cost:
$10
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Website:
https://gaycenter.org/second-tuesday/

Venue

The Center
208 W 13 St
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Phone:
2126207310

Organizer

Howard Williams
Email:
howard.williams@gmail.com