Song of Ourselves? Walt Whitman and the American Imagination

May 31, 07:44 PM

On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Nathan and Joanne explore Walt Whitman’s life and legacy in honor of the poet's 200th birthday.

May 31st marks Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday. In honor of the man known as America’s “bard of democracy,” we explore diverse aspects of Whitman’s life and legacy - from sexuality to spirituality, poetics to place.

Image: Walt Whitman by George C. Cox, 1887. Source: Library of Congress

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