An episode from 3/23/21: This is the fourth in a series of readings from biographies of Walt Whitman. Tonight, I continue with Paul Zweig’s Walt Whitman: The Making of the Poet, which focuses on the years preceding the 1855 publication of the first edition of Leaves of Grass. Here, Zweig talks about Whitman in the year 1849, when the first stirrings of what would become Leaves of Grass begin to appear, in his notebooks and his life.
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