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Walt Whitman was born in West Hills, N.Y. Considered by many to be the greatest of all American poets, Walt Whitman celebrated the freedom and dignity of the individual and sang the praises ofread more
The mystery of mysteries, the crude and hurried ceaseless flame, spontaneous, bearing on itself.
The bubble and the huge, round, concrete orb!
A breath of Deity, as thence the bulging universe unfolding!
The many issuing cycles from their precedent minute!5
The eras of the soul incepting in an hour,
Haply the widest, farthest evolutions of the world and man.
Thousands and thousands of miles hence, and now four centuries back,
A mortal impulse thrilling its brain cell,
Reck'd or unreck'd, the birth can no longer be postpon'd:
Who, at the start of the Second World War, took a 26 year hiatus from poetry and focused on his career as a social worker?Answer
Carl Rakosi, one of the original Objectivists, stopped writing and reading poetry from 1941 to 1967.Previous Trivia Questions