Save Whitman’s Ryerson House

Save Whitman's Ryerson House The Walt Whitman Initiative, along with Brad Vogel (Executive Director of the New York Preservation Archive Project), a team of historic preservationists (including Andrew Dolkart and Simeon Bankoff), and the NYC LGBTQ Historic Sites Project, have formed a “Coalition to Save Walt Whitman’s House” in [...]

Rome Brothers Print Shop Memorial Initiative

ROME PRINT SHOP MEMORIAL One of the Whitman Initiative's central projects during the Poet's 200th birthday celebration is to reconnect the public to the history of the Rome Print Shop in Brooklyn Heights where Whitman published the first edition of Leaves of Grass,  To achieve this end, [...]

Whitman Stamp

Whitman Stamp Walt Whitman Stamp Announced for 2019! Thanks to the tireless work of Whitman Initiative member Ed Centeno, Walt will soon be gracing letters, postcards, and packages everywhere! The USPS just released its 2019 slate of special issue stamps and, much to our great delight, Walt will be [...]