Poetry lovers celebrate Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday
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.