I like Walt Whitman

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Just finished listening to a tape of some cheeseball celebrities reading poems by Walt Whitman. The poems were in chronological order, and represented the whole spectrum of themes…from “Now I’m going to be a great poet” to “I like women (and men too?)” to “I love America” to “Abe Lincoln is Dead” to “I’m Dying”.

I didn’t know Walt was gay…but I don’t know how you’d not know that after reading (or listening to) some of his poems. But, then I thought that he was just talking about how he loves Man…as in people. But, then I googled “Walt Whitman gay” and there were tons of results. There’s even a book about Walt Whitman being gay–Walt Whitman: A Gay Life.