Poetry on the Air: Walt Whitman Civil War Writings

Poetry On The Air

Poetry on the Air: Walt Whitman Civil War Writings

Show Notes

Walt Whitman served as a kind of hospice volunteer in the Civil War. This program includes readings from his war years, including poetry from Drum Taps and letters to the families of young men who died in his presence (sometimes in his arms). 


About Poetry On The Air

Poetry can enrich our lives. We explore this topic through interviews, discussions, spoken poems live, recordings of local poetry events as well as audio of major and minor poets from the early 20th century to the present.

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