Walt Whitman

Delmarva Review: Walt Whitman at the Playground by Adam Tamashasky

Author’s Note: I’ve long loved Walt Whitman’s work for many reasons, and this piece—“Walt Whitman at the Playground”—echoes one of them: his enthusiastic joy at everyday moments, a joy that often strikes me as augmented by an ever-present thought for mortality. I wrote the poem at the playground in question, watching my daughters at play and the people around me, grateful that we were all alive together at this one moment.
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The Pen and The Sword: Walt Whitman at war

This week we continue our celebration of National Poetry Month, listening to a program called With Good Reason on Walt Whitman at war plus a conversation about Edgar Allan Poe. The Pen and The Sword spotlights authors, journalists, poets, and other writers each Friday night at 6 on KVNF. Gavin...


The enduring image of Walt Whitman is as a bearded old sage living out his years in his Camden home. And yet, he was still a relatively unknown writer into his 40s, living with his mother in Brooklyn and wandering Manhattan’s streets at night. During this time, he went underground (literally) to Pfaff’s, a below street-level saloon catering to artists and writers at Broadway and Bleecker. For four years (1858-62), he was a regular there, along with Adah Isaacs Menken, Thomas Nast, Ada Clare and Fitz Hugh “Hasheesh Eater” Ludlow, all of whom pushed the Downtown borders as the punks would do more than a century later. Once the Civil War started, Whitman left NYC and became the poet we know today. But his transformation took place in Manhattan. On the anniversary of Whitman’s death (March 26), we offer this reflection.

.@MainLineSportsC boys’ recruit: Arcadia gets comitment from Walt Whitman (NY.) 2022 LSM/DEF Gannon

Walt Whitman (N.Y.) 2022 LSM/defenseman Ryan Gannon of Express Lacrosse has made a commitment to play Division III lacrosse at Arcadia University. High school: Walt Whitman HS (South Huntington, NY) Grad year: 2022. Positions: LSM, Defense. College committed to: Arcadia University. Club team: Express Lacrosse. Academic honors: High Honor Roll,...

Song of the Open Road, by Walt Whitman

This is the first stanza of a very long poem essay by Walt Whitman. We are offering it here as a New Year’s Day poem,. The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose. Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,. Henceforth I whimper no more,...

Fogo De Chão Opens at the Walt Whitman Mall

After opening its first location on Long Island last year, Fogo de Chão, the Brazilian steakhouse, opened a new location in Huntington on December 6. Located at the Walt Whitman, the newest Fogo restaurant marks the fourth New York metro location and second on Long Island. Fogo de Chão...
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Civil War opera starring Walt Whitman? Really?

Excerpt from “Walt Whitman’s Impossible Optimism,” from “The Impossible Art: Adventures in Opera” by Matthew Aucoin ’12, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Walt Whitman is more operatic than opera itself. He attempts, in his poems, to channel the surging, boundary-bursting force of the burgeoning American nation, in all its chaotic self-contradiction. He yearns to speak on behalf of the whole continent, to unite opposites and smooth over differences, as if the country could be gathered into a gigantic choral collective. He introduces himself as a “kosmos”; he would like both to speak for everyone and to be no one in particular. He is a chameleon, a shapeshifter, a self-appointed national cheerleader. Everything about him is impossible.

For sale: Historic Voorhees church, rich with Walt Whitman memories, and on the National Register of Historic Places.

One of Camden County's most historically significant churches is for sale because a statewide religious organization dissolved the congregation last year and put the building in the hands of real estate agents. The 166-year-old Glendale Methodist Episcopal Church in Voorhees, at the intersection of Haddonfield-Berlin and White Horse roads, has...

Walt Whitman football earns Rutgers Trophy as Suffolk County’s top team

Capping off what was arguably the South Huntington school’s best-ever football season, Walt Whitman on Monday received the 2021 Rutgers Trophy as Suffolk’s top team. The Wildcats ran roughshod over their Division I opponents this fall, including two blowout wins over perennial powerhouse William Floyd, en route to a Suffolk County title. Similarly, the team dominated at the Suffolk County Football Association’s annual awards banquet, earning a plethora of individual awards to go with the coveted best team award.
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No toll increases on Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges in 2022

Motorists who cross the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges will not have to pay more in tolls next year. The Delaware River Port Authority Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday to postpone a scheduled toll increase on the bridges until at least 2023. The action marks the 11th year the DRPA will go without a toll increase on its four bridges across the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey, authority officials said.

Popular Brazilian steakhouse opens in Huntington Station’s Walt Whitman Mall

International Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão has opened the doors of its new Huntington Station location inside the Walt Whitman Mall. It’s the fourth Fogo de Chão location restaurant in New York and just the second on Long Island — following spots in White Plains, Manhattan, and the Smith Haven Mall. Sandwiched between the Cheesecake Factory and Panera Bread, the new eatery is located near the Bloomingdale’s entrance.