Profile of the Day: Walt Whitman
Today we remember poet Walt Whitman, who passed away on March 26, 1892 at the age of 72. One of the most influential poets in the American canon, Whitman was often called the “father of free verse.” Whitman worked various jobs throughout his life, including a career as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk and he was even a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War.
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