Synopses & Reviews
"Brilliant . . . its beauty, power, flow and deep truth knocked me. . . . I got chills."—Mumia Abu Jamal
Taking Brooklyn Bridge is a poem about the struggle for liberty and the search for true democracy and redemption. Addressed to Walt Whitman and composed in the cadence and style of "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," the poem tells the story of the personal and political awakening experienced while participating in a march across the Brooklyn Bridge.
Stuart Leonard has been in the New York City poetry scene for decades.
Marching in a protest brings a poet to life, connecting inner struggle with social struggle, Walt Whitman and redemption
About the Author
Stuart Leonard is an active member of the Occupy Wall Street movement and the New York poetry scene. In 1993 he won an Academy of American Poets award for his poem "Vigil."