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Whitman 200: Dearest Queerest Body Electric

  • Smithsonian National Postal Museum 2 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

Celebrate the arrival of National Pride Month with readings by National and Local queer poets writing to awkward loves, to gender and the erotic body. In celebration of Whitman’s 200th Birthday, the National Postal Museum welcomes slam poets Mia Willis (2018 Capturing Fire Slam Champion), Tyler French (author of He Told Me) and Micah Powell (Stoked Feature Poet) to deliver their fiercest love poems in letter forms. Hosted by Nuyorican Poetry Slam Champion, Regie Cabico.

This is part of the multi-venue, 12-day Walt Whitman 200 Festival, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of America’s most significant and enduring poets, who was a resident of Washington, DC for ten years during and after the Civil War.