Walking with Whitman featuring Joe Weil and Claire Nicolas White

246 Old Walt Whitman Rd
Huntington Station, New York 11746


Walt Whitman Birthplace Association & Host George Wallace proudly present
Walking with Whitman: Poetry in Performance
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Writing with Whitman: Poetry Workshop with Claire Nicolas White
2:00-4:00 pm
Claire Nicolas White is an author and translator. She has written art criticism (Art News, Newsday), librettos, plays, and is the author of: a family history, The Elephant and the Rose (The Vineyard Press, 2003); a memoir, Fragments of Stained Glass (Mercury House, 1989); a biography, Joep Nicolas, His Life and Work (Van Spijk, 1979); poetry, Biography and Other Poems (Doubleday, 1981), The Bridge (Cross Cultural Communications, 1987), Riding at Anchor (Waterline Books, 1994), News From Home (Birnham Woods Graphics, 1998); and a novel, The Death of the Orange Trees (Harper and Row, 1963).
Her poetry has appeared in such magazines as The New Yorker, Partisan Review, Grand Street, Atlantic Monthly, Witness, Confrontation, The Paris Review, and others. She is the editor of Oberon poetry magazine.
She translated three novels from the Dutch: The Assault by Harry Mulisch (Pantheon Books, 1985 Honorable mention PEN Translation prize); The Vanishing by Tim KrabbĂ© (Random House, 1993); and My Father’s War by Adraan van Dis (The New Press, 1996). In 1990, she edited a Dutch issue of Columbia University’s Translation Magazine and in 1997, Stanford White, Letters to His Family (Rizzoli).
She is a resident of St. James, Long Island, New York.
$20.00 per person *this fee includes admission to that night’s evening reading with Joe Weil and Claire Nicolas White

Walking with Whitman: Poetry in Performance with Joe Weil and Claire Nicolas White
5:00-7:00 pm with “Meet the Poets Reception” to follow
$10.00 per person
Joe Weil was born and raised in Elizabeth, N.J. Along with poet Deborah La Veglia and scholar Edie Eustice, Mr. Weil directs Poets Wednesday, the longest running poetry series in New Jersey. He has read his work with such notable poets as Alan Ginsberg, Phil Levine, and Gerald Stern. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Mr. Weil is a union activist and a tool maker, and presently resides in Cranford, NJ. His poetry and essays have been published widely in poetry journals and magazines. Mr. Weil is the author of three books of poetry, the most recent IN PRAISE WE ENTER.

For questions about this event or the Walking with Whitman Series, please contact Media and Events Director Katrina Lovett, (631) 427-5240 ext. 112 or events@nullwaltwhitman.org. To purchase your tickets by phone, please call Bonnie Lowe, (631) 427-5240 ext. 115