On March 7, 2008, NYU Professor Karen Karbiener visited City Tech to discuss Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn. Dr. Karbiener is Master Teacher of Humanities in the General Studies Program at NYU. She is editor of Leaves of Grass: First and Death-Bed Editions (Barnes & Noble Classics, 2005), curator of “Walt Whitman and the Promise of America, 1855-2005” (South Street Seaport Museum), author/narrator of “Songs of Ourselves: Whitman and the Birth of Modern American Poetry” (Portable Professor, 2006), and author of the forthcoming book, Walt Whitman and New York.
Karen Karbiener discusses the 1855 first edition of Leaves of Grass. Photo Credit: Robin Michals.