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[Not free and naive poetry]

  • Whitman Archive Title: [Not free and naive poetry]
  • Whitman Archive ID: tex.00304
  • Repository: Catalog of the Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts in the Walt Whitman Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Series: Works, 1846-1913 and undated
  • Date: about 1881
  • Genre: prose
  • Physical Description: 1 leaf, handwritten
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  • Content: Manuscript fragment of the essay first published as "The Poetry of the Future" in the February 12, 1881, issue of the North American Review. Whitman later revised and republished the essay as "Poetry To-Day in America—Shakspere—The Future" in Specimen Days & Collect (1882–83). It also appeared in Complete Prose Works (1892). The leaf has been pasted to a backing sheet, rendering the verso inaccessible.

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