Leaves of Grass - The Original 1855 Edition: Bold-faced Thoughts on the Power and Pleasure of Self-expression
This pocket-size, volume offers an innovative take on a beloved masterpiece. "Leaves of Grass" remains an enduring touchstone for writers and anyone who wants to get in touch with their own creativity. This pocket-size, volume offers an innovative take on a beloved American masterpiece: the first (1855) edition of "Leaves of Grass", which consisted of an introduction by Whitman and merely twelve untitled poems. Though it has now passed its 155th anniversary, Walt Whitman's powerful poetry continues to inspire with its rich language, all-embracing populism, and boundless spirit. "Leaves of Grass" remains an enduring touchstone for writers everywhere and for anyone who wants to get in touch with his or her own creative spirit. In addition to the text, this compact volume features highlighted passages, an introduction that relates the poems to today's perspective and reflective writing exercises (with lined pages to write on).
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist, often considered the father of free verse. He paid for the initial publication of Leaves of Grass and revised it many times over his lifetime. Laura Ross has been a publishing professional for 30 years and has a M.F.A. in criticism from the Yale School of Drama.