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Letter by letter, turning Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass’ into a work of art

In an old industrial building in San Francisco, the lines of American poet Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” are being printed exactly as they were when the first edition was published in 1855. Jeffrey Brown visits Arion Press, one of the country’s last fine book printers that handcrafts works from start to finish.

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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