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Poet Walt Whitman - Rutgers University
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grunriese
N 39° 56.898 W 075° 07.347
18S E 489539 N 4422026
Quick Description: Statue of Walt Whitman at Rutgers University
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 7/22/2011 10:55:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMC43D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
In front of the Student Center at Rutgers University, Camden Campus, stands a statue of the famous poet Walt Whitman. The eight foot statue “Whitman with Butterfly” is the work of Rutgers professor emeritus John Giannotti. Three versions of the piece now exist; two earlier works – made during the centennial of Whitman’s death in 1992 – are featured at Soka University in Tokyo and the Camden Children’s Garden. Walt Whitman lived in Camden from 1873 until his death in 1892. After living with his brother, he purchased his own home, just a few blocks away from the Rutgers campus. Whitman's major work, Leaves of Grass, was first published in 1855. Whitman used his own money to pay for it.
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