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Leaves of Grass

‘ ” ” ” ” ” ” ‘‘ ‘‘ ” ” ” ‘Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman’s collection of free-verse poems in tribute to America, was first published in 1855. I was introduced to Whitman by my friend, Richard. I was twenty. Richard was forty. Richard had a degree in literature from Bard College. I […] (Read more)

U is for Ulysses

‘ ” ” ” ” ” ” ‘‘ ‘‘ ” ” ” ‘is for Ulysses. Miss Lois Baumgartner, my ninth grade English teacher, introduced me to Ulysses. Ulysses is the Roman name of Odysseus, the legendary Greek king of Ithaca and a hero of Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey.  Barely five feet tall, matronly, with […] (Read more)