Walt Whitman

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Portrait Gallery Features Faces Of Nation’s Poets

America often knows the names but not the faces of its great poets. Now the National Portrait Gallery is introducing dozens of 20th century poets to Washington visitors.


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Civil War Records Written By Walt Whitman Unveiled

A scholar who uncovered extensive Civil War records handwritten by Walt Whitman unveiled his findings Tuesday at the National Archives, saying they can reveal how the famous author’s work as a government clerk influenced his poetry and life.