Posted on May 30, 2019 at 8:48 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As you already know, tomorrow is poet Walt Whitman’s birthday.

But since it’s the bicentennial, fans are pulling out the stops to celebrate this time around.

Listen to NPR discuss how drastically Whitman’s reputation has changed, from a man who could barely give away Leaves of Grass to one featured in English classes around the country.

Categories: Today in Books

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