Long Island was not just the birthplace and frequently the home of Walt Whitman, but also the source of inspiration for many of his greatest works, including Leaves of Grass. A Year on Walt Whitman's Long Island documents through the photography of Todd Atteberry some of the locations he frequented, as well as others that he would have been familiar with. The text chosen to accompany the illustrations has been chosen not just from Whitman's published poems and prose, but also his letters and diaries. A portion of all profits will go to the Nature Conservancy and the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association. Go to http://www.waltwhitmanslongisland.com to see more excerpts or order prints from the book.
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A resident of Huntington Village, New York, Todd was born and lived most of his life in the small towns of southern Illinois and Indiana. An art director by profession and artist/photographer by hobby, Todd’s first book, A Year In The Long Island Wilderness is a record of the remaining wild and open spaces remaining amidst the suburban sprawl. Prints of his work can be purchased on his website www.toddatteberry.com. He’s currently at work on Long Island Gothic (longislandgothic.com), an oral and photographic history of places haunted on Long Island, mysterious or otherwise dark and creepy.
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