# 867 - 5¢ W. Whitman: plate block - Poet

Most famous for "Leaves of Grass", a radical departure from standard verse of the time, Walt Whitman's genius wasn't universally recognized until after his death. A truly divisive work, "Leaves of Grass" lost Whitman his job with the U.S. Department of the Interior while garnering him praise from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Scott 867 W. Whitman