Walt Whitman is an American author born May 31, 1819. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Whitman founded a weekly newspaper The Long Islander. Notable works include Leaves of Grass, self-published by Whitman in 1855.
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Walt Whitman Biography
Walt Whitman was the second son of Walter Whitman, a housebuilder, and Louisa Van Velsor. When Whitman was 12 years old, he began to take an interest in the trade of printing. In 1841, Whitman began his career in journalism in Brooklyn until moving to New Orleans.