Storm: From Whitman's Election Day to Ours

Philadelphia Youth Poets Laureate respond to Walt Whitman's "Election Day: November 1884"

On September 17, #VoteThatJawn will hold a reading conceived in partnership with the Kelly Writers House and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS), to explore civic engagement and the youth vote through poetic responses to Walt Whitman's poem, “Election Day: November 1884." PCMS will continue the exploration of Whitman's poem with the October 30th World Premiere/PCMS Commission of "the still, small voice," by composer Kenji Bunch. Harlem Quartet and Catalyst Quartet will perform.


Join us on Youtube starting at 7pm on September 17 for a reading by Philadelphia Youth Poets Laureate Soledad Alfaro-Allah, Siduri Beckman, Cydney Brown, Mia Concepcion, David Jones, and Wes Matthews, with composer Kenji Bunch, musician Karla Donehew-Perez, and Philadelphia Poet Laureate Trapeta Mayson.


Want to follow along? You can find the Youth Poets Laureate responses to Whitman's poem in the flip book below.




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