Name

Walt Whitman

Career

Arts/Writing

Region

NA/Mid-Atlantic region

Era

Heroic Age of Sail (1816-1865)

Born

1819

Died

1892

Source

ANB

Text

Poet�

Whitman followed up this first edition [of Leaves of Grass] with an expanded one containing thirty-two poems, including the original twelve of 1855� The most important poem in the edition� remains among the poet's most admired: "Sun-Down Poem," later called "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," which transcends time and space to give readers over the decades the sense that the poet is looking over their shoulders as they read�

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Date: 1887
Date: 1887