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Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

Author of Leaves of Grass

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About the Author

Walt Whitman was born on Long Island and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the son of a carpenter. He left school when he was 11 years old to take a variety of jobs. By the time he was 15, Whitman was living on his own in New York City, working as a printer and writing short pieces for newspapers. He show more spent a few years teaching, but most of his work was either in journalism or politics. Gradually, Whitman became a regular contributor to a variety of Democratic Party newspapers and reviews, and early in his career established a rather eccentric way of life, spending a great deal of time walking the streets, absorbing life and talking with laborers. Extremely fond of the opera, he used his press pass to spend many evenings in the theater. In 1846, Whitman became editor of the Brooklyn Eagle, a leading Democratic newspaper. Two years later, he was fired for opposing the expansion of slavery into the west. Whitman's career as a poet began in 1885, with the publication of the first edition of his poetry collection, Leaves of Grass. The book was self-published (Whitman probably set some of the type himself), and despite his efforts to publicize it - including writing his own reviews - few people read it. One reader who did appreciate it was essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson, who wrote a letter greeting Whitman at "the beginning of a great career." Whitman's poetry was unlike any verse that had ever been seen. Written without rhyme, in long, loose lines, filled with poetic lists and exclamations taken from Whitman's reading of the Bible, Homer, and Asian poets, these poems were totally unlike conventional poetry. Their subject matter, too, was unusual - the celebration of a free-spirited individualist whose love for all things and people seemed at times disturbingly sensual. In 1860, with the publication of the third edition on Leaves of Grass, Whitman alienated conventional thinkers and writers even more. When he went to Boston to meet Emerson, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, essayist Oliver Wendell Holmes, and poet James Russell Lowell, they all objected to the visit. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Whitman's attentions turned almost exclusively to that conflict. Some of the greatest poetry of his career, including Drum Taps (1865) and his magnificent elegy for President Abraham Lincoln, "When Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" (1865), was written during this period. In 1862, his brother George was wounded in battle, and Whitman went to Washington to nurse him. He continued as a hospital volunteer throughout the war, nursing other wounded soldiers and acting as a benevolent father-figure and confidant. Parts of his memoir Specimen Days (1882) record this period. After the war, Whitman stayed on in Washington, working as a government clerk and continuing to write. In 1873 he suffered a stroke and retired to Camden, New Jersey, where he lived as an invalid for the rest of his life. Ironically, his reputation began to grow during this period, as the public became more receptive to his poetic and personal eccentricities. Whitman tried to capture the spirit of America in a new poetic form. His poetry is rough, colloquial, sweeping in its vistas - a poetic equivalent of the vast land and its varied peoples. Critic Louis Untermeyer has written, "In spite of Whitman's perplexing mannerisms, the poems justify their boundless contradictions. They shake themselves free from rant and bombastic audacities and rise into the clear air of major poetry. Such poetry is not large but self-assured; it knows, as Whitman asserted, the amplitude of time and laughs at dissolution. It contains continents; it unfolds the new heaven and new earth of the Western world." American poetry has never been the same since Whitman tore it away from its formal and thematic constraints, and he is considered by virtually all critics today to be one of the greatest poets the country has ever produced. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass (1855) 10,257 copies
Leaves of Grass (1855 edition) (1855) 2,878 copies
The Complete Poems (1867) 1,354 copies
Whitman: Poetry and Prose (1982) 1,282 copies
Song of Myself (1984) 834 copies
On the Beach at Night Alone (2015) 206 copies
Specimen Days (1961) 172 copies
Poems By Walt Whitman (1911) 146 copies
The Essential Whitman (1987) 142 copies
Specimen Days & Collect (1995) 119 copies
Memoranda During the War (1876) 116 copies
Selected Poems [ed. Bloom] (2003) 104 copies
Drum taps (1865) 96 copies
Whitman [ed. Fielder] (1959) 86 copies
O Captain! My Captain! (1970) 83 copies
Three Great American Poets (1900) 73 copies
The Walt Whitman Reader (1993) 71 copies
The poetry of Walt Whitman (1997) 62 copies
A Choice of Whitman's Verse (1973) 52 copies
I Hear America Singing (1800) 52 copies
Voyages (1988) 44 copies
Democratic Vistas (1871) 44 copies
Laws for Creations (2006) 43 copies
Live Oak, with Moss (2019) 41 copies
Selected Poems [ed. Lipkin] (2000) 41 copies
The Whitman Reader (1955) 36 copies
Leaves of Grass (Everyman) (1993) 32 copies
An American Primer (1986) 24 copies
Nothing But Miracles (2003) 20 copies
Walt Whitman 20 copies
Walt Whitman: Selected Poems [Sweetwater Press] (2006) — Author — 18 copies
The works of Walt Whitman (1968) 17 copies
November Boughs (1889) 11 copies
Hojas de hierba- 2018 (2019) 11 copies
American Bard (1982) 11 copies
Walt Whitman [ed. Moore] (1987) 10 copies
Cálamo (1993) 10 copies
Whitman (1968) 9 copies
Overhead the Sun (1969) 8 copies
Two prefaces 7 copies
The correspondence (2004) 7 copies
Gresstrå 1 (2006) 6 copies
Leaves of Grass a selection of Poems — Author — 6 copies
Digte 5 copies
Whitman the Poet (1964) 5 copies
Whitman: The Mystic Poets (2004) 5 copies
Cimen Yapraklari - II (2020) 4 copies
Sequel to Drum-Taps (1959) 4 copies
A Whitman Portrait (1960) 4 copies
Cimen Yapraklari (2015) 4 copies
Song of the Open Road (1990) 4 copies
Hymnen für die Erde (1958) 4 copies
Canti d'addio 3 copies
The Walt Whitman Megapack (2014) 3 copies
Obras completas. II (2005) 3 copies
Complete Writings Vol. 3 (2018) 3 copies
La quercia 3 copies
La parola del corpo (2000) 3 copies
Hijos de Adán: Cálamo (1981) 3 copies
Two Rivulets 2 copies
Utvalda dagar (2016) 2 copies
Leaves of Grass 2 copies
Prose Works (2016) 2 copies
Rohulehed (2021) 2 copies
Les fulles d'herba (1983) 2 copies
The Pamphlet Poets (1926) 2 copies
Short Stories 2 copies
Selected Poems by Whitman (2006) 2 copies
CALAMO (2017) 1 copy
diVersi 1 copy
Three Poems 1 copy
FIJE BARI 1 copy
Kosmos 1 copy
Habla Walt Whitman (2008) 1 copy
Visões Democráticas (2012) 1 copy
Manahatta 1 copy
Walt Whitman's poetry : a study & a selection (1978) — Author — 1 copy
Two Rivulets 1 copy
Drum Tabs (2021) 1 copy
Eidolons 1 copy
Werke 1 copy
City of Orgies (2012) 1 copy
Canti scelti 1 copy
new york dissected (1972) 1 copy
Collected Poetry (2003) 1 copy
Valitut runot (2007) 1 copy
Poesías 1 copy
Lincoln (2016) 1 copy
Canto una vita immensa (2009) 1 copy
Opere alese 1 copy
Warble for Lilac-Time (2016) 1 copy
Američke priče (2015) 1 copy

Associated Works

One Hundred and One Famous Poems (1916) — Contributor, some editions — 1,946 copies
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contributor — 1,261 copies
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contributor, some editions — 917 copies
English Poetry, Volume III: From Tennyson to Whitman (1909) — Contributor — 618 copies
The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Contributor — 593 copies
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001) — Contributor — 546 copies
A Treasury of the World's Best Loved Poems (1961) — Contributor — 523 copies
Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books (1909) — Contributor — 519 copies
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contributor, some editions — 443 copies
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contributor — 416 copies
Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural Biography (1995) — Associated Name — 416 copies
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Contributor — 389 copies
Ten Poems to Change Your Life (2001) — Contributor — 353 copies
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contributor — 346 copies
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Contributor — 340 copies
Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian: A Literary Anthology (1993) — Contributor — 284 copies
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contributor — 278 copies
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Volume 1 (1990) — Contributor, some editions — 255 copies
The Civil War: The First Year Told By Those Who Lived It (2011) — Contributor — 240 copies
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Contributor — 236 copies
A Treasury of Poetry for Young People (2008) — Contributor — 202 copies
The Civil War: The Second Year Told By Those Who Lived It (2012) — Contributor — 172 copies
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contributor — 162 copies
Best Remembered Poems (1992) — Contributor — 159 copies
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Contributor — 158 copies
The Civil War: The Third Year Told by Those Who Lived It (2013) — Contributor — 144 copies
Life in the Iron Mills [Bedford Cultural Editions] (1997) — Contributor — 143 copies
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Contributor — 141 copies
A Comprehensive Anthology of American Poetry (1929) — Contributor — 128 copies
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Contributor — 116 copies
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Contributor — 110 copies
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Contributor — 96 copies
Poets of the Civil War (2005) — Contributor — 94 copies
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? (2006) — Contributor — 94 copies
A Life in Medicine: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contributor — 82 copies
The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children (1994) — Contributor — 72 copies
The Name of Love: Classic Gay Love Poems (1995) — Contributor — 50 copies
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Contributor — 48 copies
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Contributor — 42 copies
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Contributor — 37 copies
Strange Glory (1977) — Contributor — 22 copies
Racconti Gialli (1992) — Author — 20 copies
AQA Anthology (2002) — Author, some editions — 19 copies
Ellery Queen's Poetic Justice (1967) — Contributor, some editions — 18 copies
The Mark of Zorro [1920 film] (1920) — Actor — 15 copies
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Contributor — 15 copies
Great Writers and Poets in Ten Volumes (2007) — Author — 13 copies
Trees: A Celebration (1989) — Contributor — 13 copies
Love This Giant (2012) — Composer — 11 copies
American Poems 1779-1900 (1922) — Contributor — 11 copies
Great Short Works of the American Renaissance (1967) — Contributor — 10 copies
Spring World, Awake: Stories, Poems, and Essays (1970) — Contributor — 9 copies
Mitt skattkammer. b.9 Gjennom tidene — Contributor — 9 copies
Men and Women: The Poetry of Love (1970) — Contributor — 8 copies
American Poetry from the Beginning to Whitman (1931) — Contributor — 7 copies
Onthebus No. 8 and 9 — Contributor — 6 copies
Toward the unknown region [score] — Lyricist — 5 copies
A Gathering of Ghosts: A Treasury (1970) — Contributor — 4 copies
La poesía inglesa románticos y victorianos — Contributor — 4 copies
Let Us Be Men (1969) — Contributor — 3 copies
Great Poems from Chaucer to Whitman — Contributor — 3 copies
The Best of American Poetry [Audio] (1997) — Contributor — 1 copy
The California quarterly — Contributor, some editions — 1 copy


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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Whitman, Walt
Legal name
Whitman, Walter
Other names
Whitman, Walter
Whitman, Walt
Date of death
Burial location
Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, New Jersey, USA
Country (for map)
West Hills, Huntington, Long Island, New York, USA
Place of death
Camden, New Jersey, USA
Cause of death
miliary tuberculosis and parenchymatous nephritis
Places of residence
Washington, D.C., USA
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Georgetown, Colorado, USA
Laurel Springs, New Jersey, USA
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
short-story writer
teacher (show all 12)
apprentice printer
convention delegate
clerk (Bureau of Indian Affairs ∙ U.S. Department of the Interior)
The Patriot
Long Islander
Long Island Democrat
Brooklyn Eagle
Awards and honors
The Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1930)
Gave Commencement Address at Dartmouth College (1872)
Walt Whitman Bridge
Short biography
Walter Whitman Jr. (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was controversial in his time, particularly his 1855 poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sensuality.

Born in Huntington on Long Island, Whitman resided in Brooklyn as a child and through much of his career. At the age of 11, he left formal schooling to go to work. Later, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, and a government clerk. Whitman's major poetry collection, Leaves of Grass, was first published in 1855 with his own money and became well known. The work was an attempt at reaching out to the common person with an American epic. He continued expanding and revising it until his death in 1892. During the American Civil War, he went to Washington, D.C. and worked in hospitals caring for the wounded. His poetry often focused on both loss and healing. On the death of Abraham Lincoln, whom Whitman greatly admired, he wrote his well known poems, "O Captain! My Captain!" and "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd", and gave a series of lectures. After a stroke towards the end of his life, Whitman moved to Camden, New Jersey, where his health further declined. When he died at the age of 72, his funeral was a public event.

Whitman's influence on poetry remains strong. Mary Whitall Smith Costelloe argued: "You cannot really understand America without Walt Whitman, without Leaves of Grass ... He has expressed that civilization, 'up to date,' as he would say, and no student of the philosophy of history can do without him." Modernist poet Ezra Pound called Whitman "America's poet ... He is America."



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Beautiful, well-made, so earnest it makes my heart hurt.
localgayangel | Mar 5, 2024 |
Slow work going through this for a slow reader anyway unaccustomed to poetry, as so many individual word choices and phrases demand consideration and thinking. Democratic, dynamic, egalitarian, self-confident, sensual, spiritual, provocative even today.
I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.[1]
Self-assurance and self-belief ring out from the opening lines. Also a hint of the interconnectedness that will be developed plenty further.
I will go to the bank by the wood and become undisguised and naked,
I am mad for it to be in contact with me.[2]
Drop the mask worn on the stage of social interaction. And a note of physical sensuality.
There was never any more inception than there is now,
Nor any more youth or age than there is now,
And will never be any more perfection than there is now,
Nor any more heaven or hell than there is now.[3]
Don't wait on the future. Live life in this moment.
Showing the best and dividing it from the worst age vexes age,
Knowing the perfect fitness and equanimity of things, while they discuss I am silent, and go bathe and admire myself.

Welcome is every organ and attribute of me, and of any man hearty and clean,
Not an inch nor a particle of an inch is vile, and none shall be less familiar than the rest.[3]
We always work to present our best most perfect selves to others. But we're perfect and beautiful anyways, faults warts and all. Don't hide or repress any part of yourself.
And I know that the hand of God is the promise of my own,
And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own,
And that all the men ever born are also my brothers, and the women my sisters and lovers,
And that a kelson of the creation is love,
And limitless are leaves stiff or drooping in the fields,
And brown ants in the little wells beneath them,
And mossy scabs of the worm fence, heap'd stones, elder, mullein and poke-weed.[5]
Or I guess it is a uniform hieroglyphic,
And it means, Sprouting alike in broad zones and narrow zones,
Growing among black folks as among white,
Kanuck, Tuckahoe, Congressman, Cuff, I give them the same, I receive them the same.[6]
An answer to a previously posed question, "What is the grass?" Out of many it is one, e pluribus unum, these lines arguing that all are equal.
I pass death with the dying and birth with the new-wash'd babe, and am not contain'd between my hat and boots,
And peruse manifold objects, no two alike and every one good,
The earth good and the stars good, and their adjuncts all good.[7]
All shall be well and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.
The boatmen and clam-diggers arose early and stopt for me,
I tuck'd my trowser-ends in my boots and went and had a good time;
You should have been with us that day round the chowder-kettle.[10]
It's not just all Whitman lolling around in fields and nature. He loves the society of men and women close to the earth as well.
In me the caresser of life wherever moving, backward as well as forward sluing,
To niches aside and junior bending, not a person or object missing,
Absorbing all to myself and for this song.[13]
(The moth and the fish-eggs are in their place,
The bright suns I see and the dark suns I cannot see are in their place,
The palpable is in its place and the impalpable is in its place.)[16]
'Everything in its right place'
I play not marches for accepted victors only, I play marches for conquer'd and slain persons.
Have you heard that it was good to gain the day?
I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.[18]
The outcome is not important, it is the participation in the battle, in life.
Smile O voluptuous cool-breath'd earth!
Earth of the slumbering and liquid trees![21]
Liquid trees??? Fantastic.
Divine am I inside and out, and I make holy whatever I touch or am touch'd from,
The scent of these arm-pits aroma finer than prayer,
This head more than churches, bibles, and all the creeds.[24]
Whitman believes in God as revealed through nature, not through churches or theologies shaped by man, a recurring theme. 'arm-pits aroma finer than prayer'... provocative way for the poet to put it!
Trickling sap of maple, fibre of manly wheat, it shall be you!...
Winds whose soft-tickling genitals rub against me it shall be you![24]
Manly wheat and the wind as genitalia rubbing against you. Oh my.
Something I cannot see puts upward libidinous prongs,
Seas of bright juice suffuse heaven.[24]
Very nice description of a sunrise.
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars,
And the pismire is equally perfect, and a grain of sand, and the egg of the wren,
And the tree-toad is a chef-d'oeuvre for the highest,
And the running blackberry would adorn the parlors of heaven,
And the narrowest hinge in my hand puts to scorn all machinery,
And the cow crunching with depress'd head surpasses any statue,
And a mouse is miracle enough to stagger sextillions of infidels.[31]
Taking myself the exact dimensions of Jehovah,
Lithographing Kronos, Zeus his son, and Hercules his grandson,
Buying drafts of Osiris, Isis, Belus, Brahma, Buddha,
In my portfolio placing Manito loose, Allah on a leaf, the crucifix engraved,
With Odin and the hideous-faced Mexitli and every idol and image,
Taking them all for what they are worth and not a cent more,
Admitting they were alive and did the work of their days,
(They bore mites as for unfledg'd birds who have now to rise and fly and sing for themselves,)
Accepting the rough deific sketches to fill out better in myself, bestowing them freely on each man and woman I see[41]
Old conceptions of the divine have outlived their usefulness to a growing/evolving humanity, which now needs something new.
Here and there with dimes on the eyes walking,
To feed the greed of the belly the brains liberally spooning,
Tickets buying, taking, selling, but in to the feast never once going.
Many sweating, ploughing, thrashing, and the chaff for payment receiving,
A few idly owning, and they the wheat continually claiming.[42]
The greedy rich, busy with commerce, exploiting their workers, miss out on the real stuff of life.
Be at peace bloody flukes of doubters and sullen mopers,
I take my place among you as much as among any,
The past is the push of you, me, all, precisely the same,
And what is yet untried and afterward is for you, me, all, precisely the same.
I do not know what is untried and afterward,
But I know it will in its turn prove sufficient, and cannot fail.[43]
Addressing the 'unbelievers', who thrash about in the sea of doubt and unbelief a few lines earlier. Don't worry about death, what comes afterward comes for all alike, and it will be sufficient.
Every condition promulges not only itself, it promulges what grows after and out of itself,
And the dark hush promulges as much as any.[45]
Reminds me of Rilke.
This day before dawn I ascended a hill and look'd at the crowded heaven,
And I said to my spirit When we become the enfolders of those orbs, and the pleasure and knowledge of every thing in them, shall we be fill'd and satisfied then?
And my spirit said No, we but level that lift to pass and continue beyond.
Our souls will penetrate unimaginably far after death.
I do not say these things for a dollar or to fill up the time while I wait for a boat[47]
A joke? Ha!
Why should I wish to see God better than this day?
I see something of God each hour of the twenty-four, and each moment then,
In the faces of men and women I see God, and in my own face in the glass,
I find letters from God dropt in the street, and every one is sign'd by God's name,
And I leave them where they are, for I know that wheresoe'er I go,
Others will punctually come for ever and ever.[48]
I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.[52]
If high school students were presented with this image of Whitman instead of one of him as an old man with a long white beard, he would surely strike more interest.
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lelandleslie | 19 other reviews | Feb 24, 2024 |
This is a book that has been neglected on my bookshelves for WAY too long. I have been circling ever closer to it since starting the Less Stupid Civil War Reading Group years ago, and all the reading on the war and the Reconstruction period after, including a collection of some of Whitman’s poems and some of his Civil War writings.

I will not lie, there were sections I had to drag myself through here with a brain full of mush. But like I could give up on Walt “I contain multitudes” Whitman? Walt “This is What You Shall Do” Whitman? Clearly, no. Because when this poetry caught wind — the heights that it soared to!

This edition contained some reflections by Whitman at the end, on what he had attempted to do with this verse, on how it had been received, trying to place it in context of the poetry before. This is poetry that celebrates America, from Coast to Coast, from destitution to riches, man and woman, Black, white, and Native, and every kind of labor. From this point in history, parts of that celebration leave a bitter taste, but the celebration of humanity itself, and especially the humble, is remarkable.

What it captures of its time and place — the years of war, the explosion into the West, in so few pages is something only poetry can do.

I am glad to have finally gotten to this one!
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greeniezona | 15 other reviews | Feb 4, 2024 |
Back in the 1870s, this was hot stuff. But to me, it is like a bunch of entries in the World's Longest Run-on Sentence contest. Jesus, Walt! Were you too poor to afford some periods?!?
Oh, and the self-glorification.
It was all too much. I just shelved the thing and moved on.
Treebeard_404 | 84 other reviews | Jan 23, 2024 |



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