[Surfnetkids: 2 Aug 2006] Walt Whitman

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1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Got printer? Need ink!
3. Weekly Topic: Walt Whitman
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management


#1. August 2, 2006

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Barbara,

As usual, summer is flying by. My daughter has returned from sleep-away camp, but my son has left on a road trip.

I am on
the last few pages of “The Mermaid Chair” by Sue Monk Kidd. I am really enjoying it. I also liked her earlier book “The Secret
Lives of Bees.”

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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
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#3. Walt Whitman

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/walt_whitman.htm

Walt Whitman Printable (** for premium members only)
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Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) is an early American poet who lived during the Civil War. His
idealistic and romantic poems pay homage to the United States and democracy. His most famous
work, “Leaves of Grass”, is a collection of poems he self-published in 1855 because no
commercial publisher would touch it. Over the next twenty-seven years, he continued to revise
and edit the collection, publishing five additional editions.

Academy of American Poets: Walt Whitman
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/126
*****
Home to an excellent Whitman biography, the meat of this Poets.org page can be found in the
left and right-hand columns. There you’ll find links to eighteen Whitman poems, seven Whitman
discussion questions and pages about five additional romanticism poets (Poe, Keats, Shelley,
Coleridge and Wordsworth.) Best clicks are the “Guide to Walt Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass'”
and the “Walt Whitman Reading Guide” (which contains the entire site in PDF.)

Classroom Electric: Walt Whitman
http://www.classroomelectric.org/toc.php?poet=Whitman
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“The Classroom Electric is a constellation of web sites on Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and
nineteenth-century American culture. Here users can explore images of original manuscripts, rare
photographs, notebooks, scrapbooks, letters, and maps in sites informed by cutting-edge
scholarship.” This particular page is a Table of Contents listing all the Walt Whitman sites in the
collection, and is an excellent resource for high-school students, college students and other
inquiring minds.

PBS: I Hear America Singing: Walt Whitman
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ihas/poet/whitman.html
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>From the companion website to the PBS televison special “I Hear America Singing,” host
Thomas Hampson describes Whitman’s relationship to American music. “Walt Whitman caroled
throughout his verse. For the Bard of Democracy, as America came to call our great poet, music
was a central metaphor in his life and work, both as a metaphysical mindset and as a practical
reality.” In addition to a few video clips from the TV show, the site features a handful of poems,
and a biographic timeline.

… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: Walt Whitman.

#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us

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#5. Note from a Reader

Hi Barbara,
I do go to college…every day….when you stop learning you are dead. I have read and gleaned from more non fiction in a couple of years than I ever read in school. But as far as going back to college….no ….no nagging here. Best of luck on the project.
Take good care,
Colin

PS…still read your quotes regarding education every day, and find them mostly inspirational….many very thought provoking and behaviour changing! THANKS!!

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#6. Related Games

Virtual Poetry
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#7. Quote of the Week

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