Walt Whitman’s Inspiring Poetry

Join David Stevens and Maggie Garey for a service commemorating the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth. Inspired by the challenge to produce a new form of poetry that was filled with the contents of life in America, Whitman published his first volume of poetry in 1855 titled Leaves of Grass. Praised by Emerson, this was the start of his life as a bard who sought to inspire his fellow countrymen with his vision of democracy. Popular acceptance of his work came slowly but by the end of his life Whitman was considered America’s greatest poet.

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