Revising Himself: Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass

The publication of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass in 1855 was the debut
of a masterpiece that shifted the course of American literary history.
Refreshing and bold in both theme and style, the book underwent many
revisions over Whitman's lifetime, becoming an ever-transforming
kaleidoscope of poems. Join Library of Congress staff as we explore the
different occupations and preparations that led Whitman to become the
author of Leaves of Grass, as well as his subsequent evolution as a

When:  Wednesday, April 18, 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.), 1:00 p.m. CST

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Laura Gottesman
Digital Reference Specialist
The Library of Congress
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