• "Grand but intimate, earthy but also dreamy"

  • "Whitman had a fluid personality that made him able to ''merge'' invisibly, and with great empathy, with the images of other people and events that lodged in his mind...unprecedented assembling of rhythm, sound, language and images"

    New York Times
  • "The great unrhymed, long-lined, self-celebratory sensation of the 1850s"

    Lost Angeles Times