Walt Whitman was an American journalist and poet, most famous for his poetry collection Leaves of Grass. 2019 marked 200 years since Whitman's birth and in this time, Whitman has become one of America's most commonly studied poets. This LibGuide serves to provide a brief introduction to Whitman's life and literary works as well as providing resources for additional research.
An excerpt of Whitman's poem "Oh Me! Oh Life!" from the 1989 film Dead Poets Society starring Robin Williams.
Abad, Santi. [Santi Abad]. 2012, March. 21. Why do we read and write poetry? (Dead Poets Society) [video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS1esgRV4Rc
Cox. G.C. (1887). The laughing philosopher [photograph found in the New York Museum of Modern Art]. Retrieved from commons.m.wikipedia.org
Whitman, Walt (1892). Leaves of Grass. New York: Library of America.