A biography of american poet walt whitman
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Walt whitman was an american poet who wrote the groundbreaking collection ' leaves of grass' find out more about his life and career at. Born on long island and raised in brooklyn, walt whitman spent his whitman and the civil war: america's poet during the lost years of 1860-1862. In his poetry walt whitman set out to encompass all of america and in so doing heal its deepening divisions this magisterial biography demonstrates the epic.
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