Whitman’s poetry feels inseparable from his physical presence, his body itself, as does the work of few other poets.
Phish connects with a visionary tradition in America reaching back to the expansive Walt Whitman and the soulful Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Last year, English scholar Zachary Turpin uncovered The Life and Adventures of Jack Engle, a fictional autobiography published and serialized in 1852 in a New York Sunday newspaper.
Whitman, Alabama presents a pointillistic portrait of the American identity through videos of Alabama residents reading the epic poem.
Although the book was a failure, Edward Weston considered his 1941 photographs for Walt Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass’ as some of his best work.
Since Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass in 1855, the famously banned poetry collection has inspired all kinds of contemporary artistic homages, including Breaking Bad subplots, illuminated manuscripts, Lana Del Rey songs, and a typeface made from images of naked men, to name just a few.
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle — also called, at various times, the Brooklyn Eagle and Kings County Democrat and simply the Brooklyn Eagle — covered the goings on of the city and borough of Brooklyn for over a century. The Brooklyn Public Library’s local history division, the Brooklyn Collection, has teamed up with Newspapers.com to make the entire run of the Eagle available online for free.