King Library will have a display up this month in the foyer of the first floor in honor of National Poetry Month. This year we are highlighting Walt Whitman. Many consider Walt Whitman to be one of our greatest American poets. Apple has even used one of his poems in a recent commercial. We'll be sharing books we have in the library by and about him, interesting online resources, and links to some of his poetry.
Resources and books in the Library
Leaves of grass. King Library (2nd floor) | PS3201 1959a
Leaves of grass : the complete 1855 and 1891-92 editions. King Library (2nd floor) | PS3201 2011
Complete prose works : Specimen days and Collect, November boughs and Good bye my fancy. King Library (2nd floor) | PS3202 1898b
Selected poems. King Library (2nd floor) | PS3203 .B624 2003
When I heard the learn'd astronomer. King Library, Ground Floor, IMC, Juv | PS3222 .W335 2004 | AVAILABLE
Song of myself : a sourcebook and critical edition. King Library (2nd floor) | PS3222 .S6 2005
Walt Whitman and the American reader. King Library (2nd floor) | PS3237.4.U6 G74 1990
The Continuing presence of Walt Whitman : the life after the life. King Library (2nd floor) | PS3238 .C59 1992
A companion to Walt Whitman. King Library (2nd floor) | PS3238 .C57 2006
We are also lucky to have a lot of great materials by and about Walt Whitman in our Special Collections, including some older editions of Leaves of Grass. Check out the list here and consider a trip to the third floor of King!
Interesting Online Resources
@TweetsOfGrass. People on Twitter may enjoy following this account. It is the 1855 Leaves of Grass, little by little, over and over.
Links to some of his poetry.