Thursday, September 14, 2017

5 books of criticism added

I have added the following books from the Iowa Whitman Series: Martin Buinicki's Walt Whitman's Reconstruction, Betsy Erkkila's Walt Whitman's Songs of Male Intimacy and Love, Christine Gerhardt's A Place for Humanity, Joanna Levin & Edward Whitley's Whitman among the Bohemians, and Ivy Wilson's Whitman Noir.

~ Brett

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Contact info updated on Poem in Periodicals index page

The contact information at the bottom of the Poems in Periodicals page has been updated, to reflect that Kevin McMullen, not Susan Belasco and Elizabeth Lorang, is now overseeing that section of the Archive.

- Kevin

Images added to several pieces of correspondence

We received images from Bolton Central Library (Bolton, England) of several pieces of Whitman's correspondence. We had previously had transcriptions of the letters live on the Archive site, with the text derived from Edwin Haviland Miller's Correspondence volumes. We have now added images of the letters to the transcriptions, checking the text against the images. The metadata has been updated accordingly. The letters were bol.00001, bol.00002, and bol.00003. A letter from a private collector was also missing an image, which we have now received and linked to (prc.00112).

- Kevin

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Correction of section heading in "This Compost"

Ed Folsom noticed that the first section of "This Compost" was erroneously headed "2"; I have made the correction.

~ Brett

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Updated fiction bibliography

I have updated Stephanie Blalock's bibliography of publications and reprints of Walt Whitman's fiction with her latest finds, bringing the total number of publications and reprints listed to 464.  I have also updated the associated map.

~ Nikki

Friday, August 18, 2017

"Teaching" sub-section removed from "Resources"

It was decided at Whitman camp to remove this sub-section, since only one syllabus remained (and that now very old). The other link from the teaching page, to the Classroom Electric project, has been added to the "Links" subsection. In place of "Teaching" on the homepage of the Archive I have added "Links."

~ Brett

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Footnote edited in periodical poem

Ellie Tipton, the managing editor of Poet Lore, emailed the Archive, alerting us to a reprinting of Whitman's poem "When the Full-Grown Poet Came" on the cover of the 1891 issue of Poet Lore (Vol. III). We have edited the footnote to our transcription of the poem's original periodical printing, noting its reprinting in Poet Lore.

- Kevin