A combination of deep critical analysis and deeply personal meditation, this audiobook presents an image of Walt Whitman as icon, man, poet, and queer activist. It is also, to a large extent, an autobiography of the highly acclaimed contemporary poet Mark Doty, who explores his life in terms of Whitman's life and poetry. Narrator Jonathan Yen is unobtrusive, letting the text carry the considerable emotional weight of two lives and some of the greatest--and most revolutionary--of American poetry. There is enough going on here that the narrator can just stand back and stay out of the way. Listeners may want to be aware that some of what is going on is modestly graphic queer sex. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2020]
Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9781684578733 $19.99
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