Birth and Early Career

The Journalist, 1844

The Brooklyn Eagle

“Pulp Fiction”

New Orleans

Influences: Literature and Music


Literary Acquaintances

Whitman and Phrenology

Whitman in 1854

Leaves of Grass, 1855

Leaves of Grass, 1855

Whitman’s Themes

Whitman’s Poetic Techniques

From “Song of Myself”

Whitman’s Use of Language

Reviews: Praise

Reviews: Praise

Reviews and Protests

Early Editions of Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass, 1856

Leaves of Grass, 1860

Civil War

One Wounded Soldier’s View

Whitman and Lincoln

Walt Whitman, Civil Servant

The Good Gray Poet

Later Editions of Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass, 1872

Specimen Days and Collect, 1882

328 Mickle Street, Camden

Leaves of Grass, 1889 and 1891

The Poet at Home