Poem of the week: Vigil Strange I Kept in the Field One Night by Walt Whitman
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Poem of the week: Vigil Strange I Kept in the Field One Night by Walt Whitman

Athens : Greece | Aug 06, 2012 at 5:16 AM PDT
Source: The Guardian
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Bettmann/Corbis With Walt Whitman , born in 1819, American poetry is usually thought to throw off its English ancestry. This may be an over-simplification, given the distinctive qualities of such writers as Longfellow (b 1807), Poe (1809) and the underrated Herman Melville, the latter also born... FULL ARTICLE AT The Guardian
 
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