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Author WALT WHITMAN Great Print 0939
Walter Whitman was born in the Long Island town of West Hills, New York on May 31, 1819. He spent much of his childhood in Brooklyn where his father worked as a carpenter. He loved the excitement of living and working in New York City and interacting with people. Whitman taught school in rural parts of Long Island, worked as a type setter, and held editorial jobs at several newspapers. He is now considered America's greatest poet, but in his lifetime, he was often put on the defensive for his writings. The term "homosexual" did not enter into common usage in American culture until after his death, but Whitman wrote profusely of his love of men, or "comrades." You will receive a high quality glossy photograph processed on Royal photo stock.