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Walt Whitman

Biography

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works.

Walt Whitman

Books by Walt Whitman

by Walt Whitman and Brian Selznick - Gay & Lesbian, Literature, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young Adult 14+

As he was turning 40, Walt Whitman wrote 12 poems in a small handmade book he entitled LIVE OAK, WITH MOSS. The poems were intensely private reflections on his attraction to and affection for other men, Whitman’s most adventurous explorations of the theme of same-sex love. Award–winning illustrator Brian Selznick offers a provocative visual narrative of LIVE OAK, WITH MOSS, and Whitman scholar Karen Karbiener reconstructs the story of the poetic cluster’s creation and destruction. Never published until now, Walt Whitman’s reassembled, reinterpreted LIVE OAK, WITH MOSS serves as a source of inspiration and a cause for celebration.