WWBA is excited to share a historic and literary virtual tour with Ph.D. Candidate Andrew Rimby! Follow along as we learn about Whitman and Bryant around historic Roslyn. This event is open to all with a $5 suggested donation. Although a role model to Whitman, their approach to the poetic genres of Romanticism, Naturalism, and Transcendentalism differed as did their approach to abolitionism. As we virtually journey in historic Roslyn from Bryant’s Cedarmere to the Bryant Library, we’ll ask how to approach these two influential Long Island poets in 2021 and what happens when we look at their poetry through an ecopoetic lens. The tour will conclude with Whitman’s poetry influencing Roslyn’s Gilded Age future and why Edith Wharton turns to his homoerotic poetics for her own writing. Andrew Rimby (he/him/his) is a Ph.D. Candidate and queer activist at Stony Brook University researching nineteenth-century literature from a queer transatlantic perspective. He is the 2019 inaugural recipient of the Guiliano Global Fellowship, a 2019-2020 Public Humanities Fellow, and a 2019 Stony Brook Graduate Fellow in the Arts, Humanities, and Lettered Social Sciences.