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Book Blurb for April 27, 2014

"Walt Whitman: The Measure of His Song”

Edited by: Jim Perlman, Ed Folsom and Dan Campion

Local tie: Holy Cow! Press is in Duluth

Synopsis: First published to wide critical acclaim in 1981, revised and expanded in 1998 and now re- issued as a corrected second edition (2014), this monumental anthology charts the ongoing American and international response to the legacy of poet Walt Whitman (1819-92). Beginning with Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous 1855 letter (“I greet you at the beginning of a great career …”), this edition contains responses from Thoreau, Pound, Lawrence, Neruda, Borges, Ginsberg, Jordan, Duncan, Le Sueur, Rich, Snyder and Alexie, among many others.

Cost: $24.95, $14.95 for ebook

Publisher: Holy Cow! Press