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Walt Whitman


Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,
Missing me one place search another,
I stop somewhere waiting for you.

Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass


Contest Information:

The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center sponsors an annual poetry contest.

The organizers seek to expose young people to the work of Walt Whitman by encouraging them to study and mirror his work.

Each contest is centered around a specific theme and model poem.

Students are to create an original poem based upon the theme provided, and model their writing style after that of Walt Whitman.

Where do I begin? 

Please visit the links below to read some of Whitman's work. 

Notice his style and content.  

How are the individual poems similar?  How are they different?

This year's theme:    T.B.A.

See complete details and rules by using the link to the Walt Whitman Historic Site below


Walt Whitman Historic Site Information 

Walt Whitman Archive

Leaves of Grass

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