Walt Whitman

UI scholars, publisher play key role in bringing landmark Walt Whitman discovery to light

UI Press publishes newly uncovered Whitman novella
Scholars at the University of Iowa and the staff at the UI Press helped University of Houston graduate student Zachary Turpin share his landmark Walt Whitman discovery, a previously unknown 165-year-old novella called “Life and Adventures of Jack Engle,” with the world. UI Press published the book on Feb. 20.

University of Iowa journal publishes newly found Whitman writings

Collaborative scholarship brings poet’s work to the fore
The University of Iowa journal “Walt Whitman Quarterly Review” (“WWQR”) has published a newly discovered work by Walt Whitman, “Manly Health and Training.” The new, book-length work was discovered by University of Houston Ph.D. candidate Zachary Turpin and appears in its entirety in “WWQR, ” an online-only, open-access publication.

Iowa City Press-Citizen Dive into Whitman poem with UI's MOOC

UI’s first MOOC is a six-week course offered through the International Writing Program that will use video lectures, live breakout sessions, and moderated online discussion to guide participants through Whitman’s epic poem, “Song of Myself.”

Massive Open Online Course on Whitman opens Feb. 17

Course is free and open to anyone with an Internet connection
The University of Iowa’s first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Every Atom: Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself, organized by the UI International Writing Program (IWP), offers participants everywhere the opportunity to read, consider, and discuss Whitman’s epic poem, and is free and open to anyone with an Internet connection.

52 weeks of Whitman

IWP launching multimedia gallery of <em>Song of Myself</em> in nine languages
This week the International Writing Program will launch Whitman Web, an innovative web gallery that, over the course of the next year, will publish Walt Whitman’s most celebrated poem, “Song of Myself,” in 52 short weekly installments. Each installment will present one section of the 52-part poem in English alongside translations in eight other languages.