Walt Whitman(1819-1892), Poet, essayist and journalist
Walter ('Walt') Whitman
Sitter in 6 portraits
Walt Whitman was an American poet, journalist, and essayist whose controversial collection of verse, Leaves of Grass (1855), is a landmark in the history of American literature.
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