This 150th anniversary edition of the collection that remains the incomparable achievement of one of America's greatest poets features a new Foreword by U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins and a new Afterword by Peter Davison.
First published 1891-92.
This edition first published April 2005.
This collection remains the incomparable achievement of one of America's greatest poets - a passionate man who loved his country and wrote of it as no other has ever done.
The most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom America has yet contributed. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was born on Long Island and educated in Brooklyn, New York. He served as a printer's devil, journeyman compositor, itinerant schoolteacher, editor, and unofficial nurse to Northern and Southern soldiers.