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University of Houston Graduate Student Discovers Whitman’s ‘Manly Health’ May 2, 2016: Recently, while surfing “digital databases of 19th century magazines,” University of Houston graduate student in English Zachary Turpin, uncovered Walt Whitman’s lost series of [...] by

Seeing Whitman Through the Lens of Business March 22, 2016: In an article at Business Investor Daily Daniel Allott discusses Walt Whitman’s professional choices and progress as an example of best business and investment practices. Walt Whitman is often [...] by

Found: Rare Walt Whitman Letter Written on Behalf of Civil War Soldier March 11, 2016: The Washington Post reports that a rare Walt Whitman letter, one of only three known to exist, has been discovered at the National Archives. “ ‘My dear wife,’ it began, ‘you must [...] by

‘Leaves of Grass’ Psychedelically Explored October 12, 2015: Hyperallergic takes a look at a new animated rendition of the epic Walt Whitman poem, “Leaves of Grass.” Crafted by Sophie Koko Gate, the animation is “basically a Walt Whitman [...] by

Aaron Kunin Points to the Aesthetic Ground September 29, 2015: “Would Vanessa Place Be a Better Poet If She Had Better Opinions?” asks Aaron Kunin at Nonsite. Kunin posits that Place’s work might just be “poorly written,” [...] by

From Whitman To Walmart June 8, 2015: for Timothy McNair and for The Mongrel Coalition Against Gringpo “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” –Audre Lorde [...] by

Whitman’s Lincoln May 5, 2015: Walt Whitman was at work on a sequence of poems about national identity when Lincoln’s body passed through Maryland and Indiana on its way to Springfield, Illinois. As Martin Griffin writes in [...] by

All Mod Cons – or a Reflective Analysis on Whitman and American Institutional Technophilia April 28, 2015: I’ve been too cruel to Walt Whitman’s works. Perhaps because I relate too much to the criticisms I have that it strikes fear in me. His work seems to uncover another honesty. The speaker appears [...] by

On Allyssa Wolf’s Vaudeville or My Altamont Blues, II April 27, 2015: the world to tempt the thief inside a glass ball. To tell the truth. (That Thanksgiving I made a soup from instant potatoes. I think I had. Instant heaven. Rooms grave and grainy. I tried hard. Not [...] by

Sound Is Bob Kaufman, Poet April 24, 2015: [A version of this talk was given at AWP in Minneapolis on April 10th, 2015 as part of the Neglected American Masters panel with James Allen Hall, Yona Harvey, and Richard Siken.] Every poet is an [...] by