Walt Whitman’s Overcoat

“ Whitman always spent a great deal of time in their lavatory…”

In his superb 1989 autobiography, Words Through A Window Pane, the English writer Michael Meyer takes the reader on several literary journeys back in time — in the manner of the hand that shook the hand, which can often be a very moving experience — one of which is an extraordinary link with the poet Walt Whitman.

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