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Leaves of Grass: A Walt Whitman Bicentennial Celebration

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Central Library, 330 Park Boulevard, San Diego | get directions

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

2019 marks the 200th birthday of Walt Whitman, America’s original literary bad-ass and great poet of democracy. For this occasion, San Diego Public Library will celebrate his brilliant work and imperfect legacy with a public presentation by Palomar College English professor Adam Meehan on Whitman’s masterpiece, "Leaves of Grass" which was highly controversial during its time for its explicit sexual imagery and working-class aspirations. Overtime, "Leaves of Grass" has been recognized as one of the central works of American poetry and writing.

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