Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman, c.1890, with his nurse Warren Fritzinger – photo John Johnston – courtesy the Library of Congress

Walt Whitman‘s birthday today.

“Where are we going, Walt Whitman? The doors close in an hour. / Which way does your beard point tonight?”

Here’s Allen reading “A Supermarket In California” 


Gay Whitman  Homoerotic Whitman – Jeremy Lybarger wrote on this topic at length, a few years back, for The Boston Review.

Mark Doty, from 2020, here on the subject is also well worth reading

Whitman and CensorshipRonald K Collins piece in the Washington Post this past month – “a timely read”

Some of the past Walt Whitman birthday postings on The Allen Ginsberg Project  here, here, here, here and here

Happy 203rd Birthday, Walt!

Walt Whitman and Peter Doyle, 1865, Washington DC – photo by M.P.Rice – courtesy  Library of Congress

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