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Walt Whitman Travels to the Morgan

With 2019 marking 200 years of celebrating the life of Walt Whitman, we're taking a tour of his life and work at The Morgan Library and Museum.

Getting Whitmanian: Walt Whitman At The New York Public Library

Walt Whitman would have turned 200 this year. It’s a pretty big deal for writers and poets everywhere. Whitman’s style ...

Reading LEAVES OF GRASS as a Self-Help Book

Having a sh*t sandwich of a week/month/year? Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass to the rescue!

Book Fetish: Volume 252

Bookish goodies for your literary life.

The Hatred of Poetry: A Bibliography

An examination of the works mentioned in Ben Lerner's new book THE HATRED OF POETRY

Bookish Treasures from the NYPL Digital Archive

The New York Public Library has just made a deliciously large chunk of its public domain materials – more than 180,000 ...

Bibliomancy: Finding Direction in Random Lines of Books

Here’s a quirk that, though not unique to the South, gets amplified in the Bible Belt: the decision to trust ...

Twitter for Poetry Lovers: 12 Accounts You Should Follow

In this fast-paced electronic age, poetry is severely undervalued and under read. Luckily, some poetry fans have taken their passion ...

The 10 Best Beards in Literature

Almost exactly two years ago, we ran a post on 10 awesome literary mustaches. It was indeed awesome, and yet something ...

Six for the Money: Nominating Authors for a Place on U.S. Currency

Jane Austen, according to several reports, is in the running to appear on Great Britain’s ten-pound note in the near ...

“The United States Themselves Are Essentially the Greatest Poem”: Whitman’s Dream of America

To mark the United States’ 236th birthday, I give you Walt Whitman’s “Preface to Leaves of Grass.” Here, more than ...

Audio Recordings From Favorite Authors

For many readers, getting to hear their favorite authors speak is a huge thrill.  It’s an amazing experience to get ...

If Books Were Bands

Sometimes, late at night, as I’m trying to get to sleep, I’ll torpedo the whole attempt by asking myself life’s ...

Vote Books! 13 Literary Quotes to Take to the Polls

Dear America, Has it really been four years? Has it been that long since you were here, hands wavering over ...