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Baker & Genoways Flirt with Whitman at Arts Clubs

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    THE ARTS CLUB OF WASHINGTON 2017 I STREET NW 202.331.7282 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Sandra Beasley, ACW Literary Chair sandrabeasley@earthlink.net
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      2017 I STREET NW



      Sandra Beasley, ACW Literary Chair



      Flirting with the Masters: Poets on Walt Whitman

      Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 7 p.m.

      The Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I Street NW Free and open to the
      public, reception to follow.

      On Wednesday, November 5, the Arts Club of Washington will host
      acclaimed poets Aaron Baker and Ted Genoways as they "flirt with the
      master," Walt Whitman, in the city that served as Whitman's home for
      a decade. While in Washington, Whitman administered to Civil War
      soldiers, composed such masterworks as "When Lilacs Last in the
      Dooryard Bloom'd," and published two editions of Leaves of Grass. As
      an introduction to reading from their own works, Baker and Genoways
      will each speak about Whitman's influence as a writer and American
      icon. This event is part of an ongoing series at the Arts Club.

      AARON BAKER is the author of Mission Work (Houghton Mifflin 2008). He
      has lived in Mexico, Germany, and Papua New Guinea, where his parents
      were missionaries in a remote village of the Chimbu Highlands. A
      former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing at Stanford
      University, he currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his
      wife, the poet Jennifer Chang. He teaches at Hollins University.

      TED GENOWAYS is the author of two books of poetry, most recently
      Anna, washing (Georgia, 2008), as well as Walt Whitman and the Civil
      War (California, forthcoming 2009). He has edited seven books,
      including Joseph Kalar's Papermill: Poems 1927-1935 (Illinois, 2006)
      and Walt

      Whitman: The Correspondence (Iowa, 2004). As editor of the Virginia
      Quarterly Review, he has received thirteen National Magazine Awards
      nominations and won in General Excellence and Fiction. He is a
      contributing editor to Mother Jones and MenĂ­s Journal.

      THE ARTS CLUB OF WASHINGTON is at 2017 I Street NW, near Foggy
      Bottom/ GWU and Farragut West metro. Headquartered in the James
      Monroe House, a National Historic Landmark, the Club was founded in
      1916 and is the oldest non-profit arts organization in the city. The
      Club's mission is to generate public appreciation for and
      participation in the arts through ongoing educational programs that
      include literary events, art exhibitions, musical and theatrical

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