Somewhere Waiting (Paperback)

Song of Myself (Obvious State Classics Collection)

By Walt Whitman, Evan Robertson (Illustrator)

Obvious State, 9781633300071, 88pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2019

List Price: 9.95*
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Walt Whitman's visionary manifesto, visually reimagined

Carefully culled to about one third of its original length, this version provides the perfect introduction to Whitman's most expansive and audacious poem. Combined with 27 illustrations, the book explores Whitman's own exuberant, witty, playful, transcendent theory of everything, beginning with "a spear of summer grass."

Only moderately well-recognized in his time, Whitman is now regarded as the first and possibly greatest of American poets. As Harold Bloom said, "Walt Whitman is your imaginative father and mother, even if, like myself, you have never composed a line of verse."

Printed on beautiful matte paper, this petite gift book is perfect for poetry and art lovers alike.The Obvious State Classics Collection is an evolving series of visually reimagined beloved works that speaks to contemporary readers. The pocket-sized, collectable editions feature the selected works of celebrated authors such as T. S. Eliot, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Sara Teasdale, and Henry David Thoreau.

About the Author

Walt Whitman is one of the most beloved poets in American letters, best known for his Leaves of Grass.