What are the best Walt Whitman poems?

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    #1Masculine Beauty

    Masculine Beauty

    Masculine Beauty: A Collection of Walt Whitman's Poetry Of Same-Sex Affection is an anthology of poems written by Walt Whitman and edited by Michael Wilson. The poems explore the theme of homoeroticism.

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    Paul Lucas
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "masculine beauty is very interesting collection of walt which i found more educative and sensible to teens and old age "
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    #2Selected Poems 1855-1892

    Selected Poems 1855-1892

    Selected Poems 1855-1892 is an LGBT-theme poetry nonfiction book that presents a delightful series of poems written by Walt Whitman in his creative and prime years roughly between 1853 and 1860.

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    Devansh Jindal
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Whitman is my favorite poet of all time. This book is great for those fans like me, very captivating. "
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    #3Poetry and Prose

    Poetry and Prose

    Poetry and Prose (The Library of America Edition) is a collection of Walt Whitman poems and prose including the first edition of Leaves of Grass. It is first published in 1982. 

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    Gloria Cook
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "Who doesn't love poetry? I brought this book because I find that poetry helps me keep calm and relieve stress. It's just something about the wordplay that makes you think. This was a really good collection of poems and I read at least a couple of them a day. "
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    #4Leaves of Grass

    Leaves of Grass
    Walt Whitman is one of the most influential writers and poets of the 19th century. Leaves of Grass contains all his best poems and an outline of events significant to his life and work. Whitman is famous for his O Captain! My Captain!. 
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    Jeremy Howell
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "The 1855 deluxe edition is relatively short compared to the later revised editions and reflects the rare and obscure quality of the original. These poems are full of Whitman's original fire before he made revision after revision. These are not just poems, this is a philosophical treasure full of the simple thoughts from a simple but genius of a man. I adore the raw, honesty in which Whitman published this book of poems. "
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    #5Songs for the Open Road

    Songs for the Open Road
    Songs for the Open Road: Poems of Travel and Adventure contains a collection of 90 poems by American and British poets including Walt Whitman and first published in 1998 by Dover Publications. 
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    Crystal Parker
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "A great collection of poems from Walt Whitman. It spans all topics and histories. "
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    #6Song of Myself

    Song of Myself

    Song of Myself is a book written by Walt Whitman about a better view of the world. It is originally part of Leaves of Grass and first published in 1856. 

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    Wayne Austin
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I love poems and one of the best poems by Walt Whitman is this one called "Song of Myself." It is so pretty, written in 1856."
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    #7Civil War Poetry and Prose

    Civil War Poetry and Prose

    Civil War Poetry and Prose is a collection of Walt Whitman's poems, letters, and prose during and after the war. It is first published in 1872 by Dover Publications.

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    Julie Holmes
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "These are some of the most heart wrenching poems you will ever read. Every line is filled with torment and anguish brought on by the civil war."
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    #8The Complete Poems

    The Complete Poems

    The Complete Poems is a book written by Walt Whitman that includes his career development as a poet. It is edited by Francis Murphy and first published in 1976.

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    Vincent Bailey
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This will definitely include the best poems from Walt Whitman, as it includes them all. If you're specifically looking for the best though, you may want to look for a selection of them from a curated source."
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    #9The Portable Walt Whitman

    The Portable Walt Whitman

    The Portable Walt Whitman is a collection of revised poems from Leaves of Grass in 1855 by Walt Whitman and gave a new voice for the survivors of civil war.

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    Victoria Wade
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "The best of Walt Whitman's poems can be found in the compilation title, The Portable Walt Whitman. Receiving excellent reviews, this book contains a large amount of the man's poems. The New Yorker says, "THE BEST AND MOST REPRESENTATIVE ONE-VOLUME EDITION OF WHITMAN EVER PUT TOGETHER.""
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    #10Franklin Evans, or The Inebriate

    Franklin Evans, or The Inebriate
    Franklin Evans, or The Inebriate: A Tale of Times is Walt Whitman's first and only novel published in 1842. It is about Franklin Evan's who wants to get rich but fails everytime he become a drunkard. 
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    Brian Walker
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "Franklin Evans, or The Inebriate is a great Walt Whitman poem that i've read. Everytime you read it, you find out something new. It is very deep and meaningful."

Summary

Best What are the best Walt Whitman poems
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Masculine BeautyBooks 26 Paid
2Selected Poems 1855-1892Books 22 Paid
3Poetry and Prose Books 20 Paid
4Leaves of GrassBooks 18 Paid
5Songs for the Open RoadBooks 17 Paid
6Song of MyselfBooks 15 Paid
7Civil War Poetry and Prose Books 13 Paid
8The Complete Poems Books 11 Paid
9The Portable Walt WhitmanBooks 9 Paid
10Franklin Evans, or The InebriateBooks 7 Paid
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