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Multitudes

It’s difficult to overstate the impact that Walt Whitman has had on American poetry. This short explores eight segments of Whitman’s central poem, “Song of Myself,” featuring readings by three contemporary poets—Kaveh Akbar, Duriel E. Harris, and Yusef Komunyakaa—and innovative puppetry by Manual Cinema.

Premiered May 20, 2019

Produced by Poetry Foundation
Created by Manual Cinema
Based on "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman
Directed by Julia Miller

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Credits

Produced by Poetry Foundation

Created by Manual Cinema

Based on the poem "Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman

Directed by Julia Miller

Production

Edited by Julia Miller

Music and Sound Design by Ben Kauffman and Kyle Vegter

Director of Photography and Colorist Andrew Morgan for Little Cabin Films

Storyboard by Lizi Breit and Julia Miller

Paper Sets by Julia Miller

Puppets by Lizi Breit

Silhouette Puppets by Drew Dir

Digital Animation by Lizi Breit and Julia Miller

Performance

Narrated by Kaveh Akbar, Duriel E. Harris and Yusef Komunyakaa

Puppetry by Lizi Breit, Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, Julia Miller

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