Walt whitman was a famous american poet whose epic leaves of grass is among the most important works in literature here are 10 interesting facts about him. 10 most famous poems written by america's beloved poet walt whitman including works from his epic poetry collection leaves of grass. Walt whitman was an american poet, journalist and humanist read this brief biography to find more on his life & timeline. Walt whitman biography of walt whitman and a searchable collection of works first, let me say i appreciate all walt witman did for poetry he revolutionized it structurally and topically, and i respect that but, damn, is it a bore to read. Walt whitman biography - the father of free verse, walt whitman was an american poet, essayist and journalist whose work served as a transition between transcendentalism and realism known for his bold writings, whitman produced several controversial works such as leaves of grass born in long. Poems by walt whitman walt whitman [1819-1892] is possibly the most influential american poet of his era, and his volume 'leaves of grass' [first published 1848 and expanded in later volumes] has been the inspiration for u.
Examine the life, times, and work of walt whitman through detailed author biographies on enotes. Family origins walt whitman, arguably america's most influential and innovative poet, was born into a working class family in west hills on long island, on may 31, 1819, just thirty years after george washington was inaugurated as the first president of the newly formed united states. Presenting himself as a model democrat who spoke as and for rather than apart from the people, whitman's poet was a breaker of bounds: he was female and male, farmer and factory worker walt whitman's america: a cultural biography, 1995 joseph jay rubin, the historic whitman, 1973. The sea-salt in walt whitman's poetry by jeffrey yang he told horace traubel, the author of a nine-volume biography of the poet's last four years of life, my own favorite loafing places have always been the rivers, the wharves, the boats i like sailors, stevedores. Walt whitman's america: a cultural biography appreciation of the poet or presented whitman in a fresh light i reviewed kaplan and zweig when their books first appeared reynolds, david walt whitman's america: a cultural biography.
Walt whitman was a 19th century writer whose life's work, leaves of grass, made him one of the first american poets to gain international attention. Walt whitman - poet - born on may 31, 1819, walt whitman is the author of leaves of grass and, along with emily dickinson, is considered one of the architects of a uniquely american poetic voice. Walt whitman biography - walt whitman was born in westhills, long island, may 31, 1819, in a farm-house overlooking the sea while yet a child hi. Walt whitman the song of richard maurice bucke published a second adulatory biography in which whitman himself made with his stately narratives of the mythic past, and frost, misconstrued as a gentle nature poet, whitman -- transformed into a safe poet of urban idylls.
Walt whitman was an american poet who wrote the groundbreaking collection 'leaves of grass' find out more about his life and career at biographycom. Walt whitman was a poet, essayist, and journalist who transformed poetry around the world with his disregard for traditional rhyme and meter and his celebration of democracy and sensual pleasure his masterpiece, leaves of grass, a collection of poems, is widely studied by poets, students and. Although walt jr, the poet, attended grammar school, he took his first job at age twelve as a printer's devil at the long island patriot a voracious reader, he was largely self-educated, and by 1835 was a printer in new york city about whitman title.
Walt whitman in 1881 photo courtesy of the library of congress walt whitman (walter whitman), 1819-92, american poet, b west hills, ny considered by many to be the greatest of all american poets, whitman celebrated the freedom and dignity of the individual and sang the praises of democracy. Instead of singing the body electric, some of the poetry of walt whitman demeans and degrades the human spirit. Home | what is poetry walt whitman (1819-1892) bio from biographycom i hear america singing by walt whitman i hear america singing, the varied carols i hear those of mechanics--each one singing his, as it should be, blithe and strong. Whitman is often touted as the best and most important poet in us history, but he also worked as a teacher and a journalist and his poetry career didn't start out particularly well.