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The epic text of one of America's greatest poets, reimagined in stunning illustrations.
Walt Whitman (Author) Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. Although controversial upon publication, Whitman's great work, Leaves of Grass, is considered one of the most influential works in the American canon. Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was born on Long Island and educated in Brooklyn, New York. He served as a printer's devil, journeyman compositor, itinerant schoolteacher, editor, and unofficial nurse to Northern and Southern soldiers. Allen Crawford (Illustrator) Allen Crawford is an artist, illustrator, designer, and writer. Under the pseudonym 'Lord Breaulove Swells Whimsy' Allen wrote, designed, and illustrated The Affected Provincial's Companion, Volume One, which was optioned for film by Johnny Depp's production company, Infinitum Nihil. Allen has appeared in The New York Times, Interview, Orion, Frieze, Vice, Tin House, and Art in America. He lives in a small Quaker town in central New Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia. http-//www.allencrawford.net
This is a 21st-century version of an illuminated manuscript: portable as a Kindle, but a thousand times more lovely. -- Rachel Cooke * Observer *