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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1961 In Poetry - Works Published in English - United States - Criticism, Scholarship and Biography in The United States
... Roger Asselineau, The Evolution of Walt Whitman Walter Lowenfels, editor, Walt Whitman's Civil War, Whitman's writing about the war Edwin Haviland ...
Som Ranchan - Writing Career
... On Walt Whitman, he did his PhD from the University of Wisconsin ... taken a path never trod by anyone as the impact of Walt Whitman and his writings, somehow, still prevails in a latent form ... “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 ... 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 ...
New York State Route 110 - History - Former Segments
... 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 ... 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 ...

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