Biography for Leaves Of Grass

Oxford University Press

David S. Reynolds is Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Among his many books areWalt Whitman (part of Oxford's Lives and Legacies series), Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural Biography, which won the Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, andBeneath the American Renaissance, winner of the Christian Gauss Award. A regular contributor toThe New York Times Book Review, he lives in Old Westbury, New York.