News & Updates

  • January 2023

    The Transatlantic Walt Whitman Association has announced that the thirteenth international Whitman seminar—postponed for three years because of the pandemic—will be held this coming June 12-17 at Sapienza University of Rome, with a symposium on "War and Peace: Walt Whitman's Civil War Writings" on June 16–17. Details about the seminar and symposium, including instructions for applying and the symposium CFP, are available here.

  • August 2022

    With the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), we are pleased to announce the publication of 459 additional letters, including 418 from Whitman's Late-Life period (1888-1892), 38 from the Post-Reconstruction period (1877-1887), 2 from the Reconstruction era (1867-1876), and 1 from the Civil War period (1860-1866).

  • February 2022

    Elisa New's Poetry in America series, produced by WGBH in Boston and telecast by PBS, has recently released a new episode on Whitman's "The Wound-Dresser" as a follow-up to an earlier episode on Leaves of Grass. The Walt Whitman Archive has been a partner on this project, and we are grateful to the Poetry in America team for their generous donation to help support the Archive's work.

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