Comments on: A Random Poem (For Sept, 15th 09) Just another Looking for Whitman weblog Sat, 10 Jul 2010 19:30:46 +0000 hourly 1 By: Matt Mon, 14 Sep 2009 06:20:10 +0000 Thanks so much for sharing this with us! It’s definitely interesting to see what you think would stick out to you were you to be suddenly transported to the nineteenth century, and I love the way you’ve incorporated our class discussions into the poem.

This reminds me, actually, that a writer named Octavia Butler wrote a science fiction novel called Kindred that involved a woman from 1976 (the time when OB wrote the novel) who was suddenly transported back to the 1820s. What complicated that journey was that the main character was African-American, so waking up in a slave-holding society was extremely problematic in all sorts of ways.

At any rate, thanks again for sharing this with us.