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Tonight: Hear the Words of Walt Whitman, Who Fell in Love With Camden, NJ

Whitman_by_Reeder_1891At 7 p.m. tonight a group of literary scenesters will gather at Art in the Age to read the poetry of Walt Whitman, marking his 194th birthday. North Third Street is an apt spot for such a gathering–to which you’re all invited–because it’s just across the bridge from Camden, the city where Whitman lived before his death and where he wrote his final version of Leaves of Grass, his masterwork much inflected by New Jersey.

Consider the following Whitman verse, and see if it doesn’t summon the familiar:

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