For the past 49 years Bruce Noll has been performing the work of Walt Whitman across the U.S. and other countries. His program, PURE GRASS weaves several themes found in Whitman's Leaves of Grass as he moves about the audience reciting. Noll was once part of South Dakota Arts Council and for the last 20 years has been with the New Mexico Humanities Council Chautauqua Program. PURE GRASS has been featured at several Whitman conferences and celebrations as well as at many colleges and high schools across the nation. Both he and his wife are retired from the Unversity of New Mexico and live in Albuquerque. Bruce is also a published poet and has three books to his credit: Circumference of Light, Notes to My Mortician and is lead editor (and contributer) to The American Entomologists Poets Guide to the Order of Insects.