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23 Facts about Walt Whitman – the Father of Free Verse

FACTS ABOUT WALT WHITMAN: EARLY YEARS 1. Walter (Walt) Whitman was born to a farmer family in West Hills, New York on May 31, 1819. 2. His father’s name was also Walter Whitman. Not to confuse the names, young Walter was called “Walt”. 3. Walt was the second child among eight surviving children of Luisa Van […]