January 1905
Chief American Poets;1905, p685
A biography of American poet Walt Whitman is presented. He was born on May 31, 1819, in Huntington, Long Island, and later moved to Brooklyn, New York City, where he studied at public schools. From 1834 to 1837, he worked as a compositor in Brooklyn and New York. During 1848-1849, he was the editor of the "Brooklyn Eagle." Whitman's first poetry collection was published in 1855 in the book "Leaves of Grass."


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