Reading Whittier: A Discovery of Forgotten Poetic Values
Though Whittier wrote prose and gave many speeches, he is remembered as one of the most read and revered 19th century American poets. This talk might even be titled “Why Read Whittier Today?”
Author Pickard, Whittier scholar and great-grand-nephew of the poet, focuses on the poetry itself—the Abolitionist verses, ballads, genre poems and religious poems—that make up his body of work.
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