Profiling the Good Gray Poet.; Answering Ralph Waldo Emerson's call for a
distinctly American poetry, Whitman (1819-1892) sought to break away form
European conventions. His earthy language, innovative meters and prophetic
images were used to convey broad themes of sexuality, war and urban life,
in ways that sometimes shocked contemporaries. The hour surveys "Leaves of
Grass," which Whitaman wrote and rewrote over 40 years, and Civil War
elegies that reflect his experiences as a battlefield nurse. Poets Allen
Ginsberg and Galway Kinnell acknowledge their debt to Whitman; Louis Turenne
portrays the poet in old age.
VOICES AND VISIONS
Fisheries and Wildlife Mgmt...
Fisheries and Wildlife
"The opportunity at LSSU to do research is amazing. This past summer I motored through coves and islands with Prof. Garvon surveying water birds for the affects of pollution. I spent the other part of my summer on the shore of Lake Superior monitoring nests of the endangered Piping Plover."