Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"Walt Whitman's Faces": NYU, 3/27

The New York University

Colloquium in American Literature and Culture


Walt Whitman’s “Faces”:
A Typographical Reading

Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m.
19 University Place, Great Room

Internationally recognized letterpress artist Barbara Henry and Whitman scholar Karen Karbiener offer a first look at their collaborative effort, a letterpress book introducing a “typographical reading” of Whitman’s poem, “Faces.” Karbiener will discuss the poet’s interests in physiology, phrenology, and the faces he encountered on the streets of New York. Henry will present Whitman’s peculiar fascination with typefaces and relate how his work as a printer inspired her innovative setting of the poem.

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