Gary Schmidgall

Gary Schmidgall was trained as a Shakespeare scholar at Stanford, where he took his Ph.D. in 1974, but has recently published a biography of Walt Whitman (Penguin-Plume) and a major new edition of Whitman's poems (St. Martin's). He is a professor of English at Hunter College.

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Gary Schmidgall was trained as a Shakespeare scholar at Stanford, where he took his Ph.D. in 1974, but has recently published a biography of Walt Whitman (Penguin-Plume) and a major new edition of Whitman's poems (St. Martin's). He is a professor of English at Hunter College.

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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