About the BookThe present anthology of interpretative essays and research papers is a unique effort to approach the great nineteenth-century American poet Walt Whitman with new critical insights and viewpoints. The papers have been contributed by erudite scholars from different countries of the world. These contemporary points of view proffer new ways to understanding the poet whose simplicity is too enormously complex. The poet has been discussed for his poetics, politics, eroticism, philosophy, metaphysics, and many other important issues. As the poet Walt Whitman is prescribed in the syllabi of universities and colleges across the globe, the book will prove immensely useful to the students and teachers of English and researchers in the field of American literature and poetry.About the Author/sKanwar Dinesh Singh teaches English in a college affiliated to the Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India. He has doctorate in English on gender perspectives vis-à-vis comparative sexual poetics in modern Indian English poetry. He is Editor of Litcrit India—a journal of creative and critical writing in English. He has several publications to his credit, which include five volumes of poetry in English, two volumes of poetry in Hindi, a book on literary criticism Contemporary Indian English Poetry: Comparing Male and Female Voices and a collection of critical essays entitled New Explorations in Indian English Poetry. His latest publications in poetry include The Flow of Soul: Selected Poems and Scintillations: The Junctures of Satori. Besides, his poems, articles and reviews have appeared in leading newspapers, magazines, e-zines and anthologies, which include Femina, Sun, The Tribune, The Indian Express, New Quest, Indo-Asian Literature, Indian Book Chronicle, Poet, World Poetry, Muse India, and The Journal of Indian Writing in English, among others.
Dr. Singh is the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award from the Government of Himachal Pradesh for his collection of poems House Arrest (2000).