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Topic: Providence Athenaeum

“Poet of the Body” features various objects from Whitman’s life alongside historical photographs and editions of his writing. The exhibit emphasizes Whitman’s lasting legacy and his connection to Providence.

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‘Poet of the Body’ exhibit celebrates Walt Whitman

October 20, 2019 0 comments

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth, “Poet of the Body,” an exhibit featuring the first edition of “Leaves of Grass,” opened at the Providence Athenaeum Oct. 15.

Remembering Edgar Allan Poe’s Providence romance

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Remembering Edgar Allan Poe’s Providence romance

February 14, 2019 0 comments

One hundred and seventy-one years ago, a valentine kindled an ill-fated Providence romance between two star-crossed poets.