Whitman's early journalistic series "Letters from Paumanok" is now available on the Archive as part of our work on the NEH-funded project "Walt Whitman as an Author before Leaves of Grass."
With support from NHPRC, we've added 170 letters from Louisa Van Velsor Whitman to her son Walt. These letters illuminate the most important relationship in the poet's life and offer a rare glimpse into the emotional life of a working-class nineteenth-century American woman. Wesley Raabe's introduction provides more information.
"Every Atom: Walt Whitman's 'Song of Myself,'" an open online course, will be offered by Ed Folsom and Christopher Merrill from February 17 to March 29, 2014. For more information and to sign up, click here.