Press Club President Scott Brinton recently published a column in Herald Community Newspapers celebrating his experiences organizing and taking part in PCLI’s first-ever poetry reading in August. Here goes:
Walt Whitman, I celebrate thee!
My stomach was churning furiously. The Press Club of Long Island’s first-ever poetry reading on Aug. 23 was to begin in a half-hour at the Huntington Station birthplace of the unparalleled poet and journalist Walt Whitman. Would anyone show? I wondered.
If they did, I’d have to read my poetry in public — for the first time since high school 33 years ago. Yikes!
For the entire column on liherald.com, click here.