Two things I never knew about Walt Whitman – he was born in Lancashire and he was gay!
Rose Dear, Look up Walt Whitman on wikipedia?
he wrote erotic poems about both men and women therefore he’s Bisexual not Gay.
Your splitting hairs with Bi-Gay etc. We can only belive what the historians tell us on this one.
Reminds me of Sappho. Something of a “patron saint” of female homosexuality, yet she actually wrote sensual poems about both women and men. Of course, sexuality wasn’t so compartmentalised back in her day.
Walter Whitman was born on May 31, 1819, in West Hills, Town of Huntington, Long Island,New York State, USA. Walt Whitman was not born in Lancashire–I don’t know where the reporter got this information but it’s wrong!
Sappho, ancient greek poet on the Isle of Lesbos. I’ll have to seek out a bit more on this Poet.
Ed Casson, I read wikipedia too.
Praising Walt Whitman in Moscow…..
Sounds like camp, like Yoko Ono, actually.