Drum-Taps

Considered to be a valuable testimony of the suffering of the American Civil War, in this collection, American Poet Walt Whitman drew from his experiences in the field hospitals.

Leaves of Grass 1855 Edition

In 1855, Walt Whitman published, at his own expense, the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a visionary volume of twelve poems. Showing the influence of a uniquely American form of...

Walt Whitman's Selected Poems

This collection, narrated by distinguished Broadway actor Brian Murray, includes nine poems from Leaves of Grass—among them "I Hear America Singing", "O Captain! My...

Great Poets, The: Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman stands out as one of poetry's towering anomalies: In celebrating the trees, water, sky and air, the bear, the eagle, the buffalo and the lion, Whitman expressed a...

Memoranda During the War from Specimen Days

“The real war will never get in the books,” Walt Whitman wrote in this diary he kept during the Civil War. Whitman chronicled his visits to Washington, D.C. hospitals where he...

Drum Taps

Drum-Taps is a collection of poetry written by Walt Whitman during the American Civil War and first published in 1865. Drum-Taps contains poems that bear witness to the violence...

Classic American Poetry

The United States themselves are, essentially, the greatest poem’ said Walt Whitman. Here are the much-loved examples of the free spirit of America in all its glory.

Blood: Stories of Life and Death From The Civil War

The Civil War, the most dramatic moment in this nation's history, also produced some of our greatest literature. From tragic charges to prison escapes to the desolation wrought on...