Mon, 17 February 2014 // 07:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

"Early in his career, poet Walt Whitman fancied he would become a 'wander-teacher, a robust living treat,' crisscrossing America and electrifying audiences with his message. This vision was finally incarnated not by Whitman himself, but by Bruce Noll and his wonderful performance of PURE GRASS. "~ Dr. Donald Kummings, Co-editor of Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia

Now in its 44th year, seen across 27 states and five other countries, Noll’s performance continues to bring to life the words of Whitman in a personal way to audiences.

The late Minnesota poet, Bill Holm wrote about PURE GRASS: “In a darkened room we begin to hear the old poet and, as Whitman himself put it, we nudge ourselves to listen.”

Bruce Noll lives in New Mexico.