Thursday, May 31, 2012

Walt Whitman Born May 31st

Whitman was born May 31st, 1819 on Long Island. Whitman is the father of both American poetry and modern poetry, but more importantly, he is a gay icon in American history. His work, particularly Leaves of Grass, was controversial and described as obscene for its sexuality.

Read the Bilerico Project's entry and read a selection of Whitman's poems.

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