NYPL Presents 'Walt Whitman: America’s Poet"

Two hundred years after his birth, Walt Whitman remains one of America's most influential writers, arguably our national poet. His life's work, Leaves of Grass, is a perennial best-seller, and Whitman himself has attained the status of cultural icon, his name nearly a byword for notions of inclusivity, equality, sensuality, and the value of the individual.
Drawing from collections across the Library, the New York Public Library's exhibit, Walt Whitman: America's Poet, examines many of the individuals, beliefs, and experiences that shaped Whitman's work while also noting his literary legacy and continuing cultural impact. The exhibition will run from March 29, 2019 to July 17, 2019, at the NYPL's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in New York City.

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