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Reflecting 'Stateside' With A Loved One At War

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Song of Myself was included in Walt Whitman's major work, Leaves of Grass. Whitman paid for the publication of the first edition himself. Three Lions/Getty Images hide caption

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Robert Hass: On Whitman's 'Song Of Myself'

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After Loss, Turning To Poetry For Grief And Healing

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'Black Nature': Poems Of Promise And Survival

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Poet Robert Hass: An Elegy For His Younger Brother

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Character And Voice: Picks For National Poetry Month

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In Memoriam: Activist Poet Dennis Brutus

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'Book Of Disquiet' Reveals A Reclusive Author's Soul

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Poet's Wordplay Leads To MacArthur 'Genius' Award

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For Poets, A Labor Of Love (Not Money)

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New Translations For Lovers Of Greek Poet Cavafy

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Did Shakespeare Want To Suppress His Sonnets?

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Ethan Coen's 'Recreational' Writing Projects

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Poet Rita Dove Tells Of Beethoven's Return

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