Who is Walt Whitman?

  • (noun): United States poet who celebrated the greatness of America (1819-1892).
    Synonyms: Whitman

Walt Whitman

Walter "Walt" Whitman (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 very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.

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New York State Route 110 - History - Former Segments
... and South Huntington, two former segments of NY 110, both named Old Walt Whitman Road, run parallel to the route along the west side of the road ... The northern segment in South Huntington is home to the Walt Whitman Birthplace ... The Melville section of Walt Whitman Road goes from what is now Duryea Road to a dead end between Old Country Road and the Northern State Parkway ...
M. C. Gardner
... Gardner's 2 Volume Compendium on Walt Whitman, Whitman's Code A New Bible has been selected for serialization by the literary website, AnotherAmerica.org ... Whitman was both a public persona "Walt Whitman, a kosmos, of Manhattan the son," and a retiring private one ... The basis for Whitman's Code A New Bible was another Whitman Code ...
1961 In Poetry - Works Published in English - United States - Criticism, Scholarship and Biography in The United States
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Som Ranchan - Writing Career
... On Walt Whitman, he did his PhD from the University of Wisconsin ... the passion for writing had taken a path never trod by anyone as the impact of Walt Whitman and his writings, somehow, still prevails in a latent form ... As Kirpal Singh describes it “the libidinous nature of touch in Whitman…equally pronounced in Ranchan” ...
Walt Whitman High School - Speech and Debate Team
... The Walt Whitman Speech and Debate Team was recognized as one of the top 5 in the nation by both the Catholic Forensics League and the National Forensics League in the spring of 2009 ... In the 2009 Catholic Forensics League National Championship, a Walt Whitman student team was the runner-up in three different forensics categories ... In 2010, Walt Whitman broke historical records by qualifying more than 20 debaters to the prestigious Tournament of Champions ...

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    In his very rejection of art Walt Whitman is an artist. He tried to produce a certain effect by certain means and he succeeded.... He stands apart, and the chief value of his work is in its prophecy, not in its performance. He has begun a prelude to larger themes. He is the herald to a new era. As a man he is the precursor of a fresh type. He is a factor in the heroic and spiritual evolution of the human being. If Poetry has passed him by, Philosophy will take note of him.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    A million people—manners free and superb—open
    voices—hospitality—the most courageous and friendly young men,
    City of hurried and sparkling waters! city of spires and masts!
    City nested in bays! my city!
    —Walt Whitman (1819–1892)