Walt Whitman

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Born

05/31/1819

Left The Long Island Star, where he published some of his first poetry

05/1835

The Long-Island Star was a magazine to which Whitman contributed anonymous poems.

Became a teacher

05/1836 - 1838

Edited magazine Aurora

1840

Became a teacher again

1840 - 1841

Edited magazine Brooklyn Eagle

1846 - 1848

Worked on Leaves of Grass

1850 - 1892

Leaves of Grass, Whitman's most famous work, is a collection of poetry which had been published multiple times, and was edited by Whitman his whole life. It was very controversial, with sexual themes prevalent.

First edition of Leaves of Grass printed

06/1855

Last version of Leaves of Grass printed

1891

Died

03/26/1892