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Bailey Cove Classics: Leaves of Grass

When Leaves of Grass was first published in 1855 as a slim tract of twelve untitled poems, Walt Whitman was still an unknown. But his self-published volume soon became a landmark of poetry, introducing the world to a new and uniquely American form. The "father of free verse," Whitman drew upon the cadence of simple, even idiomatic speech to "sing" such themes as democracy, sexuality, and frank autobiography.

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Title: 
Leaves of Grass
Author: 
Walt Whitman
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Event Info
Date: 
Monday, December 3, 2007 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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