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Delight in the work that forever changed the course of American poetry!
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was a poet, journalist, and essayist from New York. Considered by many to be the father of contemporary American poetry, he popularized the use of free verse in his seminal work, Leaves of Grass. His poetry, though controversial during his lifetime, is now revered for its explorations of freedom, the natural world, and the human body. Whitman's belief of poetry remains as true today as it was when he was alive: that ''to have great poets, there must be great audiences.''