1855 Edition of Leaves of Grass

If I were ever to teach a class to aspiring American poets, I would have one required text, The 1855 Edition of The Leaves of Grass. Hemingway famously wrote in The Green Hills of Africa that all modern American fiction comes from one … Continue reading

Poetry Review: “Cornhuskers” by Carl Sandburg

Walt Whitman’s 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass is the most spiritual work ever created by an American writer. Reading it remains the single greatest pleasure that any reader of American Literature can ever have. Carl Sandburg more than any other American … Continue reading