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Responses to American Poetry

The aim of this online space is to host the research work of university students or young scholars as this emerges from larger projects focusing on the American poetry scene. The objective of this initiative is to bring this kind of research activity to the attention of the general public in an attempt to further promote the exchange of ideas with regard to the process of reading, understanding and appreciating poetry writing.


Tatiani Rapatzikou 
(Associate Professor, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; Advisor and initiative co-ordinator


Grant McMillan


Autumn, In Grand Forks; Whitman in the Prairie:
a five photo-poem collection

Contributor Bio: Grant McMillan

1. “Grass & Mudsmell” borrows from “Song of Myself” section 27 line 1, “To be in any form, what is that?” and section 7 line 3, “I … am not contain’d between my hat and boots”
2. “Life Study in Paper Birch” borrows from “Song of Myself” section 3 lines 1 and 2,
“I have heard what the talkers were talking, the talk of the beginning and the end, / But I do not talk of the beginning or the end.”
3. “A Vine of Red” borrows from “Song of Myself” section 3 line 15, “Clear and sweet is my soul, and clear and sweet is all that is not my soul.”
4. “Prarie II” draws inspiration from “Song of Myself” section 52 lines 7 and 9, “I depart as air / … / I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love”

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