The Walt Whitman Quarterly Review's current issue (Winter 2009) contains an essay about the Bolton Whitman Celebration held in May of 2008 in Bolton, Lancashire. The Edward Carpenter Forum participated in this event and the article is co-authored by Joey Cain of the Forum and Michael Robertson of the Collage of New Jersey, USA. Michael is the author of Worshipping Walt: The Whitman Disciples from Princeton University Press and was a featured speaker at the three day Bolton event.
Copies of the Review can be ordered from The Walt Whitman Quarterly Review.
Historian Paul Salveson, the Lord Mayor of Bolton and Michael Robertson unveiling the Whitman historical plaque on the front of the Bolton Public Library. The Library contains one of the largest collections of Whitman materials in the world in the collections related to the "Eagle Street Collage". Edward Carpenter was close friends with several of the Bolton Whitmanites.
Shiela Rowthbotham's biography, Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love has been selected as finanlist for this this years Lambda Literary Awards in the catagory of Gay Memoir/Biography. The Lambda Literary Awards seek to recognize excellence in the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature. For more information click here.
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