Poets and other citizens will gather on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 6:00 PM at the Robert Burns statue in Washington Park in Albany, NY to celebrate the birthday of the quintessential American poet, Walt Whitman, with a reading of his poem “Song of Myself”. The Robert Burns statue is located in Albany’s Washington Park, along the park road that parallels Willett St. & the intersection of Hudson Ave. The reading will take place rain or shine; it is suggested that the public brings chairs or blankets to sit on.
The event is sponsored by the Poetry Motel Foundation and the Hudson Valley Writers Guild. It is free & open to the public. Volunteers are needed to read sections of Whitman’s poem & you can sign up to read at the event.
For more information on this great annual event can be found here.