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May 20, 2019
“Multitudes” was created by Manual Cinema and the Poetry Foundation. Poem featured: “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman. Copyright © 2019. All rights reserved.
It’s difficult to overstate the impact that Walt Whitman has had on American poetry. This animated video explores eight segments of Whitman’s central poem, “Song of Myself,” featuring readings by three contemporary poets—Kaveh Akbar, Duriel E. Harris, and Yusef Komunyakaa—and innovative puppetry by Manual Cinema.