Walt Whitman Primary Sources
Historical documents. What clues can you gather about Walt Whitman, the time, place, players, and culture?
A 1900 edition of Whitman's opus.
The signature poem of Leaves of Grass, which appeared in every edition from 1855 onward.
The poem celebrating Whitman's birth as a poet.
An example of Whitman's celebration of the human body in verse.
Whitman's poem in tribute to slain President Abraham Lincoln.
One of Whitman's shortest, sweetest poems.
An essay by Whitman reflecting on the history of his career.
An 1881 poem Whitman published in The Atlantic.
The collection of Whitman's notebooks at the Library of Congress.
A look at the notations Whitman made to his poems.
An 1882 review of Leaves of Grass in The Atlantic.