Visiting Walt: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Walt Whitman (The Iowa Whitman Series)ISBN: 0877458545;
Book Description Available October 2003 Poets to Come! . . . Not to-day is to justify me and answer what I am for, But you, a new brood, native, athletic, continental, greater than before known, Arouse! for you must justify me. ?Walt Whitman, ?Poets to Come? Consider him sensational, mystical, erotic, and expansive; consider him the good gray poet, the moral crusader, the prophet of Democracy and the enemy of social injustice; or consider him libertarian, unsavory, and controversial. However we may view Walt Whitman, there is no denying his genius. Has there ever been a poet?before or after?so central, so vital to the heartbeat and life of American, and world, poetry? Answering the challenge that Whitman issued nearly a hundred and fifty years ago in ?Poets to Come,?Sheila Coghill and Thom Tammaro have gathered one hundred poems by one hundred poets bearing witness to Whitman's great inheritance. Poets as...
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