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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's Wordplay Leads To MacArthur 'Genius' Award

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For Poets, A Labor Of Love (Not Money)

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Did Shakespeare Want To Suppress His Sonnets?

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Poet Rita Dove Tells Of Beethoven's Return

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Natasha Trethewey: If My Mom Could See Us Now

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