Fan of poetry? Walt Whitman, arguably America’s greatest poet, turned 200 this year, and UCLA has been celebrating the bicentennial of his birth since spring with a series of live poetry, talks, marathon readings, music and other performances. As part of the school-wide Whitmania, the Fowler Museum hosts Fowler Out Loud: Singing the Body Electric.
Inspired by “I Sing the Body Electric” from Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, perhaps the most influential book of American poetry, the event features additional readings by UCLA faculty Dr. Amber West and Dr. Susannah Rodriguez Drissi, puppetry by Audrey Densmore and jazz-blues music by Rachel Garcia and Thu Tran of the duo The Singer and The Songwriter.
Fowler Museum at UCLA, 308 Charles E. Young Drive N., Westwood.; Wed., Nov. 6, 6-7 p.m.; free. (310) 825-4361, fowler.ucla.edu.