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Whitman’s Next Star Turn: Car Commercials September 1, 2016: In an effort to advertise its newest model, the S90, Volvo has launched an advertising campaign (“discovering the open road”) that features a commercial which pairs Walt Whitman’s [...] by

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