Walt Whitman

The Measure of His Song
Product Number: EB00643039
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780985981860
Publisher: Holy Cow! Press
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First published to wide critical acclaim in 1981, this revised and expanded monumental anthology charts the ongoing American and international response to the legacy of the seminal poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Beginning with Ralph Waldo Emerson's famous 1855 letter ("I greet you at the beginning of a great career..."), this new edition contains responses from Thoreau, Pound, Lawrence, Neruda, Borges, Ginsberg, Jordan, Duncan, Le Sueur, Rich, Snyder and Alexie, among many others. "I know of no more convincing proof of Walt Whitman's impact upon the poetic mind (both at home and abroad) than this collection of tributes by poets -- in prose and verse" -- Gay Wilson Allen, The Solitary Singer. Includes 17 black & white photos.

Original Publish Date: Feb 22, 2014

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