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Walt Whitman’s calculated plan to achieve the fame he wanted

June 11, 2019 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, writers, writing.

Walt Whitman (whose 200th birthday we celebrated briefly last week) was 35 years old in 1854 with no job and no prospects. He knew, however, that he wanted to be a poet — a famous poet. He was well on the way to being a poet. He had already written much of his seminal work, Leaves • Read More »

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