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Walt Whitman's Tomb

Located about five miles from Philadelphia, Harleigh Cemetery is home to the tomb of American poet and transcendentalist Walt Whitman (1819-1892), who designed the burial site himself. The cemetery is open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

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Bennington Band Honors Late Poet

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A. N. Devers
7.1.09

A group of writing instructors and students who over the years formed a ragtag band during late-night impromptu jam sessions at the Bennington Writing Seminars released their first CD earlier this year. Titled Let's Doghouse: A Tribute to Liam Rector, the compilation serves as a memorial to the founding director of the Writing Seminars, a poet, who passed away two years ago.

An Interview With Poet Philip Levine

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Sally Dawidoff
3.10.08
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Throughout his long career, Philip Levine has established a reputation for poems honoring the working class, beginning with the people he encountered as a young man laboring in the factories of Detroit. Though he has taught in writing programs nationwide since the 1950s, his poetry has maintained a stronger identification with the autoworker than the academic. Poets & Writers Magazine asked Levine, who turned eighty in January, how his writing is going these days.

An Interview With Poet and Fiction Writer Grace Paley

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Ilya Kaminsky and Katherine Towler
3.17.08
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Celebrated short story writer and poet Grace Paley died of cancer last August at the age of eighty-four. A lifelong activist, pacifist, and an early figure in the women’s rights movement in the 1960s, Paley was one of those writers who managed to combine a public life of frequent readings and appearances in support of a range of causes with work lauded for its artistic integrity. We interviewed Paley a little more than a year before her death at her home in Thetford.

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