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An Advertisement for Walt Whitman's 1855 Leaves of Grass

In the following advertisement for Walt Whitman's 1855 Leaves of Grass, which Whitman published himself, his "New-York, Publishers" ask, "Who then is WALT WHITMAN? Who is this man, indifferent to old landmarks, and passing with such nonchalance through the midst of standard reputations, and challenging the best of them ancient and new?"

Walt Whitman's Notes on Leaves of Grass

In this undated page of notes, Walt Whitman outlines many of the themes in Leaves of Grass, which he published in several revised editions between 1855 and 1892.

Walt Whitman

Born on May 31, 1819, Walt Whitman is the author of Leaves of Grass and, along with Emily Dickinson, is considered one of the architects of a uniquely American poetic voice. 

Nicole Homer

Nicole Homer is the author of Pecking Order (Write Bloody Publishing, 2017).

Raymond Antrobus

Raymond Antrobus is the author of three books, including The Perseverance (Penned in the Margins, 2018) and To Sweeten Bitter (Out-Spoken Press, 2017).


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