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  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    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 celebrated...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    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,...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    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...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    "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," particularly in Place's...

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    By CAConrad

    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 The first time I heard...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    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...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Philip Jenks

    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...

  • Featured Blogger
    By Philip Jenks

    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....

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    By Jericho Brown

    [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...

  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    This week, Slate presents an excerpt from Leslie Jamison's introduction to Walt Whitman's Specimen Days and Collect, published by Melville House in November 2014. From Slate: What is Specimen Days? It...

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