Walt Whitman's iconic collection of poems, Leaves of Grass, has earned a
reputation as a sacred American text. Whitman himself made such
comparisons, going so far as to use biblical verse as a model for his own.
So it's only appropriate that artist and illustrator Allen Crawford has
chosen to illuminate - like medieval monks with their own holy scriptures -
Whitman's masterpiece and the core of his poetic vision, 'Song of Myself'.
Crawford has turned the original sixy-page poem from Whitman's 1855 edition
into a sprawling 234-page work of art. The handwritten text and
illustrations intermingle in a way that's both surprising and wholly in
tune with the spirit of the poem - they're exuberant, rough and wild.
Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself is a sensational reading experience, an
artefact in its own right and a masterful tribute to one of America's
greatest poets.

Walt Whitman—Whitman Illuminated - Song Of Myself

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