Thanks to Horace Traubel, we know much about Walt Whitman’s last years, Brenda WIneapple says in “Walt Whitman Speaks.”
Walt Whitman celebrated the beginning of the Civil War, like many Americans on both sides. But as it dragged on, he — and his poetry — changed.
Today is Poetry at Work Day 2018. Most poets have day jobs, because poetry isn’t that lucrative a profession. But poetry is inherent in all work.
Walt Whitman lived for 22 years in Brooklyn, and the city exerted a powerful influence on his poetry, especially “Leaves of Grass.”
Our coloring page poems series brings the fun stress relief of coloring pages and poetry together, today with Walt Whitman’s “A Noiseless Patient Spider.”
We round out the 2015 Take Your Poet to Work Day poet collection with today’s release of America’s poet, Walt Whitman.