American Poetry in the Age of Whitman and Dickinson

For a Commonplace Book

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[1]: Emma Lazarus (from Admetus, 1871)

[2]: Horace Traubel (from With Walt Whitman in Camden, vol. 3, 1914 [1888 diary entry])

[3]: Lizette Woodworth Reese (from A Branch of May, 1887/A Handful of Lavender, 1893)

[4]: Lydia Sigourney (from The Man of Uz and Other Poems, 1862)

[5]: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (posthumously published fragment from 1838)

[6]: Nathaniel Langdon Frothingham (from Metrical Pieces, Translated and Original, 1855)

[7]: From Life and Narrative of William J. Anderson, Twenty-four Years a Slave (1857)

[8]: Mary E. Tucker (from Poems, 1867)

[9]: From With Walt Whitman in Camden, vol. 1, 1906


Written by Ben Friedlander

June 8, 2009 at 9:57 am

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