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The ListThe Uses and Pleasures of Cataloguing$
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Robert Belknap

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300103830

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300103830.001.0001

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“Looking with side-curved head curious what will come next”

(p.73) 3 Whitman
The List

Robert E. Belknap

Yale University Press

This chapter examines lists in the works of Whitman. It discusses how no writer has made the practice of listing as integral to his or her creative work as Whitman did in the poetry of Leaves of Grass. Indeed, no one has experimented so much with the form as Whitman; no one has even approximated his efforts to create a poetics of listing.

Keywords:   lists, listing, poetry, poems, Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

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