University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Bruce Alan Noll

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."

Scheduled events:
Walt Whitman Live!
The spirit of Whitman lives in a dramatic program of excerpts from "Leaves of Grass."

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union Kiva, Bookstore Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Bruce Noll
Moderator: Meg Files

Circumference of Light
Dos Gatos Press
November 2015
ISBN 9780997396614
106 pages
$15.95, INSTORE
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These poems move from contemplations on grief ("The Quiet Footman") to meditations on the self ("This Man in the Mirror"); from "Small Praises," where the author addresses modest wonders of the natural world, to "Circumference of Light," the title chapter, which focuses on light as the life force coursing through our veins.

Walt Whitman's America
November 1995
ISBN 9780679767091
671 pages
$24.00, INSTORE
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A study of the life and works of one of America's finest poets is set against the social, cultural, and political backdrop of his time, offering new insights into his poetry, ideas, and imagery

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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