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Abstract

Examines Whitman's complex publishing relationship with the New York Herald from December 1887 through August 1888, when the poet published "a total of thirty-six pieces" there, more than he published in any other periodical, and proposes that this relationship reveals Whitman's understanding of "certain formal qualities" expected of newspaper poetry as he "worked within this poetic tradition, crafting short poems that could be understood by a mass readership and that participated in the public discourse of the community in which they were published."

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