Washington Poets Association

Walt Whitman: ‘America’s Poet’

Often referred to as the ‘father of free verse,’ Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was a journalist, essayist, and celebrated poet.

Best known for his collection of poems ‘Leaves of Grass,’ Whitman was part of both the transcendentalist and realistic schools of poetry.

Renowned American modernist poet Ezra Pound once described Whitman as ‘America’s Poet.’

28 Sep 2020