An American Original: Walt Whitman

May 31, 1819 marked the arrival on this earth of a spectacular soul – a poet, a lover, a humanist, an American.   Walt Whitman may have been writing nearly a hundred years ago, but his life and his words are as truly radical now as they were then.

We have lots of Walt’s titles, poetry and verse, in our collection.   Find the list here.

Learn about his life in this DVD, which was an episode of American Experience on PBS.

Walt and his squad were “America’s First Bohemians.” Read all about them in Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians.

Finally, my favorite.  Hear Walt read one of his poems on the CD Poetry Speaks.

 

 

 

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