In Search of Walt Whitman - Part One: The Early Years (1819-1860)

Walt Whitman rises from a hardscrabble boyhood in Long Island and Brooklyn to write Leaves of Grass in 1855 that revolutionizes poetry. Many famous poems are profiled as the film explores the mystery of how a seemingly ordinary writer, with little education or training, could have created the literature-altering masterpiece.

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