Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Poetry: NY Public Library Honors Walt Whitman

125 years after his death, Walt Whitman remains one of America's most influential writers, arguably its national poet. His life's work, Leaves of Grass, still sells briskly, and Whitman himself has attained the status of cultural icon, his name nearly a byword for notions of inclusivity, equality, sensuality, and the value of the individual.
Drawing from collections across the Library, Walt Whitman: America's Poet examines many of the individuals, beliefs, and experiences that shaped Whitman's work while also noting his literary legacy and continuing cultural impact.

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