The Illustrated Walt Whitman
Bushel & Peck Books
In this gorgeous collection, twenty-five of Walt Whitman's most beloved works are each illustrated with stunning, full-color collage artwork.
Poems include "O Captain! My Captain!," "I Hear America Singing," and many others. Brief commentary and helpful definitions accompany each poem, making The Illustrated Walt Whitman among the most accessible—and beautiful—introductions to Walt Whitman available.
From the Introduction:
SUGGESTION 1: Enjoy the poems. This seems far more important than trying to puzzle out what the author meant (or what other people believe the author meant).
SUGGESTION 2: Engage with the poems by asking questions….
SUGGESTION 3: Be your own boss. Read the poems in order or jump around as you see fit. Share them or savor them all by yourself. Say them aloud or whisper their words in your heart.
Poetry makes life better. There is NO wrong way to experience a poem.
So, read on, dear friend. And thank you for choosing poetry.