The Whitman Effect
On the occasion of Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday in 2019, Whitman at 200 hopes to catalog the good gray poet’s lasting effect on us all. To date, hundreds of creatives have joined together to share their interpretation of Whitman’s effect on them and their communities. Now we want YOU to tell us how America’s “poet of democracy” has influenced you.
Ways to contribute:
1) Share your Whitman-inspired artwork with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #TheWhitmanEffect, and tag us at @whitat200. You can also send your artwork to email@example.com.
2) Answer any or all of the following questions in any medium that you choose, and share with us on social media using the hashtag #TheWhitmanEffect, and tag us at @whitat200.
When did you first learn about Walt Whitman?
How has he affected you or your work?
How has your relationship with Whitman changed over time?
We will continue to review this hashtag throughout 2019 and share some of our favorite responses on this page.