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Public Scholars Project
Walt Whitman: "The Good Grey Poet"
November 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM | Chester, NJ | Chester Public Library
Whitman sought to create “a new gospel of beauty”: a uniquely American voice. He escaped the Classic Structures demanded of verse, and gave us the free form voice that has become standard today. Whitman, a volunteer in military hospitals during the civil war, mourned the assassination of President Lincoln with the well-known “Oh Captain! My Captain!” His last days were spent in Camden, NJ and in his refuge in nature at the Stafford Farm and Timber Creek.
David Scott Taylor
First Person Interpreter
Chester Public Library
250 W Main St