A Song of Myself as a prayer which includes all, infants, young and old women, boys and man of old age. Whitman says, I am large, I contain multitudes, and the song names the most humble, as the old artillerist or the newly-come immigrants, as well as the Mayor or the President.
Myself as a wonderer, weaving an ideia of identity by crossing the country from modern cities to vast and poor rural landscapes.
A multitude to build an I and a country.
This homage to Whitman’s powerful as actual song was conceived during a residency at Columbia College, for JAB #42 and printed in February 2017.