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A.K. Smith Visiting Scholars Series: I Pass so Poorly with Paper and Types - Walt Whitman’s First 795 Tries at Leaves of Grass by Ed Folsom
Event Type:Lecture
Location:Raether Center Joslin Family 1823 Room 206
 
Thursday, February 20, 2014
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Christina M. Bolio
Department:English
sponsored by the English Department’s A. K. Smith Visiting Lecture Series and The Watkinson Library
 
Ed Folsom is the editor of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, co-director of the Whitman Archive (www.whitmanarchive.org), and editor of the Whitman Series at The University of Iowa Press.  The Roy J. Carver Professor of English at The University of Iowa, he is the author or editor of numerous books and essays on Whitman and other American writers.  He has discussed Whitman on many radio and television news programs, including CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s Morning Edition, and NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and he was featured in the 2008 PBS American Experience two-hour film documentary about Whitman.  He is currently writing a biography of Leaves of Grass, for which he won a Guggenheim Fellowship.
 
Acquisition of the first edition (1855) of Leaves of Grass was made possible by the generous support of the Watkinson Library Trustees, the B. H. Breslauer Foundation, Inc., and private donors.
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