Walt Whitman at 200

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An undated photo of American poet Walt Whitman who died on March 26, 1892. (AP Photo)

An undated photo of American poet Walt Whitman who died on March 26, 1892. (AP Photo)

Guests: David Blake, Tyler Hoffman

Walt Whitman turns 200 today. Considered to be one of the greatest American poets, Whitman broke new ground as a poet and as a public figure. He chronicled the turbulent times around the Civil War, and documented via verse the progress of the great American experiment. Today, we’ll discuss the life, work, and legacy of Walt Whitman, as well as his time living in Camden, New Jersey, and time spent in Philadelphia. Joining us is DAVID BLAKE, professor of English at The College of New Jersey, and TYLER HOFFMAN, professor of English at Rutgers University-Camden.

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