Walt Whitman: Song of Myself

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

One hundred fifty years ago, Walt Whitman published the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a collection of twelve poems that shattered existing notions of poetry and broke all existing conventions in terms of subject matter, language, and style. During Victorian times, Whitman broke taboos: he wrote about slaves, prisoners, prostitutes, sexuality, his love for men, and his vision for a utopian America. 

"Walt Whitman: Song of Myself” explores how a 36-year old freelance journalist and part-time house-builder living in Brooklyn created his outrageous, groundbreaking work that irrevocably altered the development of poetry—and literature—that followed.

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Comments [2]

Cameo from Ft. Worth, TX

So, Brandon, was he bisexual?

Mar. 01 2012 07:38 PM
Brandon from Nashville

He wrote about his love for men and women.

May. 22 2011 09:07 AM

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