to Paul Metcalf for permission to reprint his essay, “Whitman
and Melville,” which has also appeared in The Third Berkshire
Anthology, ed. David Emblidge (Lenox, MA: 1982), and to Alexis
Levitin for his translation of Egenio de Andrade’s “Walt Whitman
and the Birds,” which appears in the Spring 1983 issue of
Modern Poetry in Translation.
by John Giannotti from a photograph of Walt Whitman taken
of issue completed on June 1, 2005 by Jesse Merandy and Evan