Each year Dan Wilcox brings the local community together to celebrate the birthday of one of America’s greats poets, Walt Whitman. In previous years many familiar faces from the area poetry open mics including D. Alexander Holiday, Alan Casline, Joe Krausman, Lorre Smith, Sylvia Barnard, David Stasenko, Cheryl A. Rice, Tess Lecuyer, Sally Rhoades, Dain Brammage, Avery Stempel, JJ Johnson, Matt Galletta, Mary Panza, Jason Crane, Carolee Sherwood, Anthony Bernini, Bob Sharkey, Jill Wickham, and Sue Cerniglia have gotten up top the mic to read Whitman’s iconic poem, “Song of Myself” at the foot of the Robert Burns Statue.
This year, the event will take place on Tuesday, May 31 (Uncle Walt’s birthday) starting at 6:00pm. This is a “Rain or Shine” event, so watch the weather and bring the appropriate gear.