publication date: Friday, September 7, 2018 (part of Fall 2018)

category: Literature

clue: His poetry about grass, lilacs, and calamus made him a major American wit of the 1800s.

explanation: Whitman's best-known works include the collection Leaves of Grass, the poem "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," and the Calamus poems. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, and Erik Bates


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