150 Years of Drum-Taps

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“Mr. Whitman,” [Henry James] harrumphed, “is very fond of blowing his own trumpet.”

The Boston Globe celebrates Walt Whitman’s Drum-Taps, which turned 150 this month, and discusses how when it was first published, not everyone thought it was worth celebrating.


P.E. Garcia is an Editor-at-Large for the Rumpus and a contributor to HTMLGiant. They currently live in Philadelphia, where they were recently accidentally elected to be Judge of Elections. Find them on Twitter: @AvantGarcia. More from this author →