O Captain! My Captain!
by Walt Whitman
Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge
When Whitman saw that the editors of the Saturday Press had changed his punctuation in “O Captain! My Captain!,” he tore it out and mailed it back to them pointing out their editorial “perversions.” Face! (Source)
Whitman was rumored to have dreamt of Lincoln as a ship’s captain the night before Lincoln was assassinated. Eerie. (Source)
Walt worked for a time as a schoolteacher in Long Island. He didn't like it, though. What kind of a teacher do you think he'd be? (Source)