About This Image

The coffee house revolution has hit college towns and cities across the United States, and so it was probably inevitable that Whitman would soon be absorbed into the movement. This clever reworking of the famous butterfly portrait was originally part of a bookmark advertising the Borders Bookshop Espresso Bar in Minnetonka, Minnesota. It is reprinted here with permission.

Ed Folsom, The University of Iowa
Editor Emeritus:
William White, Birmingham, Michigan
Editorial Board:
Gay Wilson Allen, New York University (Emeritus)
Harold Aspiz, California State University, Long Beach
Roger Asselineau, Universite de Paris-Sorbonne
Betsy Erkkila, Northwestern University
Arthur Golden, City College, City University of New York
Jerome Loving, Texas A & M University
James E. Miller, Jr., University of Chicago
M. Wynn Thomas, University of Wales, Swansea
Assistant Editor:
Jessica Renaud, The University of Iowa
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Mary Hussmann, The University of Iowa