Karen Karbiener is a Master Teacher of Liberal Studies at NYU with a PhD from Columbia University. As a scholar of 19th-century American literature and culture with a special interest in Walt Whitman, she is the author of The Modern Scholar lecture series: Walt Whitman and the Birth of Modern American Poetry. She lives in New York City.Freelance illustrator and fine artist Kate Evans has worked for many high-profile clients, including Random House, HarperCollins, V and A Magazine, The Guardian, and National Geographic. Her illustrations have been published in many countries around the world.Combining delicate line drawings with watercolor washes, Kate produces images that reflect the richness of their subject matter. Her illustrations suggest subtle emotional states and have been frequently used by publishers to capture the complexity of particular places and situations.
"Weds top-notch scholarship with visual artistry....affording
readers the rare pleasure of seeing Whitman's seemingly endless
lines run clear across the page, unenjambed as he intended....this
dynamic volume proves a seminal addition to any library."--Kirkus
Reviews * Kirkus Reviews *
'Reveals the political and social atmosphere of nineteenth-century America. Whitman's poetry speaks across the decades and seems very pertinent to our world today. His poetry fosters the ideas of equality, tolerance and love for our fellow humans ' * The Guardian Best Books Guide 2017 *
A 2018 Notable Poetry Book for Children * National Council of Teachers of English *