Poetry lovers celebrate Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday

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Poetry lovers celebrated what would have been Walt Whitman's 200th birthday on Saturday.

Whitman was an American poet known for his distinctive writing style.

Whitman was a Brooklyn resident and lived in the Clinton Hill neighborhood, in an area that is now the Pratt Institute.

On Saturday, the Walt Whitman Initiative unveiled a street sign marking the area he lived as Walt Whitman Way.

Organizers say they have now deemed the day as Walt Whitman Way Day.

 

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