25 Famous Walt Whitman Poems (Free Printables)

Walter Whitman Jr., better known as Walt Whitman, is considered one of the most influential American poets in history. He was also an essayist and journalist, and his works feature transcendentalism and realism. He is often considered the father of free verse as his poems often lack a rhyming scheme or regular meter. Whitman is well known for his 1855 poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was considered controversial at the time due to its themes. These 25 Walt Whitman poems are among his best, highlighting his themes of self, life and death, nature, and patriotism.