Tuesday, July 4, 2017

"I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman

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July 4, 2017

I Hear America Singing

Walt Whitman

About This Poem


"I Hear America Singing" was published in Leaves of Grass (David McKay, 1891-92).


Walt Whitman was born in 1819 in West Hills, Long Island, New York. He worked as a printer, teacher, and journalist in New York City throughout his life. In 1855, Whitman self-published Leaves of Grass, which he continued to revise throughout his life. He died in 1892.



Poetry by Whitman


Walt Whitman: Poetry and Prose

(Library of America, 1982)

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