News & Updates

  • 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.

  • January 2022

    With sadness, we note the passing of Joel Myerson, a pillar of American literary studies and a much-valued Whitman Archive advisory board member. Joel shared what he knew (and often what he owned) in ways as generous to Whitman scholarship as he was to those in the numerous other areas of his expertise. He will be greatly missed.

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