Poems

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A.A. Knopf, Oct 18, 1994 - Poetry - 256 pages
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The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover series is popular for its compact size and reasonable price which does not compromise content. Poems: Whitman contains forty-two of the American master's poems, including "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," "Song of Myself," "I Hear America Singing," "Halcyon Days," and an index of first lines.

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He burned bright, passionate, and his poetry feels honest. But as one would expect of so much passion, his fire quickly burned out. Read full review

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11
Me Imperturbe
24
A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim
37
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Walt Whitman (1819-1892), arguably one of America's most infWalt Whitman (1819-1892), arguably one of America's most influential and innovative poets, was born into a working-classluential and innovative poets, was born into a working-class family in West Hills, New York, and grew up in Brooklyn. Hi family in West Hills, New York, and grew up in Brooklyn. His "Leaves of Grass, " from which "When I Heard the Learn'd As "Leaves of Grass, " from which "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" comes, is considered one of the central volumes istronomer" comes, is considered one of the central volumes in the history of world poetry. While most other major writern the history of world poetry. While most other major writers of his time enjoyed a highly structured, classical educatis of his time enjoyed a highly structured, classical education at private institutions, Whitman forged his own rough andon at private institutions, Whitman forged his own rough and informal curriculum, and his brief stint at teaching sugges informal curriculum, and his brief stint at teaching suggests that Whitman employed what were then progressive techniquts that Whitman employed what were then progressive techniques -- encouraging students to think aloud rather than simplyes -- encouraging students to think aloud rather than simply recite, and involving his students in educational games. recite, and involving his students in educational games.

Peter Washington has edited several Pocket Poets, including Love Poems, Friendship Poems, Love Letters, and The Roman Poets.

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