Weekends with Whitman — The Children of Adam

Compared to Song of Myself, The Children of Adam is a relatively short section of Leaves of Grass--only 24 pages long in my 1945 version of the book. In this part Whitman expounds his enjoyment and love of his own body and those around him. The noun "children" is deliberately chosen...

Weekends with Whitman – Starting from Paumanok

Starting from Paumanok's begins with the lines "Starting from fish-shape Paumanok where I was born, / Well begotten and rais'd by a perfect mother, / After roaming many lands, lover of populous pavements, / ... / Solitary, singing in the West, I strike up for a New World." The pattern...

Reviewing Strange Seeds by S. H. Vogl

Strange Seeds isn't my usual reading. But I saw the photos and bought the book. I'm glad I did. It's a self-published book written by S. H. Vogl and illustrated by Kaela Lichstein. Vogl mixes poetry and prose through the book as she pieces together her personal stories of heartbreak and abuse, and leads up to her recovery and growth....

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