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Walt Whitman Manuscript at NYPL: ‘Go, said his soul to a poet’

By Harriet Staff

Ah wow: The New York Public Library just added a scan of a Walt Whitman manuscript to their Tumblr: “Go, said his soul to a poet.” From the Berg Collection. More info:

The manuscript is comprised of two unequal-sized sheets of paper pasted together. Note in ink in Whitman’s hand running along upper left says: “Scrap of Rough Draft / W Whitman.” Additional note in Whitman’s hand written in red ink along seam where the two sheets are joined: “inscription on title page last edition Leaves of Grass.”

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Posted in Poetry News on Thursday, July 26th, 2012 by Harriet Staff.