Thursday, January 5, 2017

Small Correction to 1860 Leaves of Grass

Ken noticed that an ae ligature was missing in the poem "Kosmos," so I have supplied it.

~ Brett

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Adjusted poetry indentation for Drum-Taps

Line breaks in the Drum-Taps poems were not displaying with an indent, as they did in the original volume.  I have changed the stylesheet so that line break indents are now displaying.  This also affects the display of poetry in Drum-Taps and Sequel to Drum-Taps and Complete Prose Works.

Thanks to Adam Bradford for noting this issue. 

~ Nikki

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Correction to Complete Prose Works 1892

The argument in the article "New Orleans in 1848" on p. 436 had several errors of capitalization. I have fixed these.

~ Brett

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Matt Miller's Collage of Myself added to Criticism

Matt obtained from U of Nebraska Press the PDF of his book and their permission to publish it, so I have added a link to it from the current criticism page.

~ Brett

Updated repository name for letter

The location of the letter from Walt Whitman to John Hay dated March 10, 1887, was listed as unknown.  The letter is held at the John Hay Library, Brown University.  I have updated the metadata for the letter accordingly.

~ Nikki

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Corrections to Memoranda During the War

Ken pointed out that quotations in this text were set off with curly quote marks and that opening marks had been erroneously used at the ends of quotations. I have changed all curly quote marks to straight quote marks to accord with our general policy. Also, in the course of examining quotations I happened to notice that a word was missing from the transcription, and I have supplied it.

~ Brett

Monday, November 14, 2016

Date Correction for Periodical Publication of "The Mississippi at Midnight"

Matt Cohen noticed a discrepancy between the dates shown in the "Date" and "Publication Information" fields of the HTML display at I have corrected the TEI metadata so that both show the correct date (March 6, 1848).

~ Brett