Born on May 31, 1819 on Long Island, New York, Walt Whitman remains one of America’s most beloved poets. He was best known for his free flowing verse and controversial collection of poems, Leaves of Grass, self published in 1855.

Leaves of Grass connected with everyday Americans – celebrating nature, friendship, love, freedom and democracy. Whitman died in 1892 at the age of 72.

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Happy Birthday Walt!