Archive for September, 2009

politics in art

In response to Erkkila’s article, “Whitman in Politics” I must admit that I questioned my own beliefs regarding the mixing of politics and art.  I came to the conclusion that indeed art has a duty to discuss and question the politics of a nation.  If the educated, thoughtful, and creative artists are not challenging and […]

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Walt’s Gang

Walt Whitman, an American, one of the roughs, a kosmos, Disorderly fleshy and sensual….eating drinking and breeding, No sentimentalist….no stander above men and women or apart from them….no more modest than immodest. I chose to focus on Walt Whitman as a “rough”/ a “rowdy”. Reynolds defines them as, “a distinct class of gang members and […]

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Song of Leigh-Ann

I am he that walks with the tender and growing night; I call to the earth and sea half held by the night. Press close barebosomed night! Press close magnetic nourishing night! Night of south winds!Night of the large few stars! Still nodding night~ Mad naked summer night! Although I was torn between these lines […]

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