Beginning in the mid-1990s, I began to make pilgrimages to Whitman’s tomb in Camden, New Jersey. The purpose is to pay my respects to the master and also to clean up the area around the tomb. This is an article that ran in the Washington Post shortly after I began my ritual. Over the years, the caretakers of Harleigh Cemetery have taken much better care of the grounds. The writer, Eric Linden did a great job on this story and remains a beloved friend to this day.
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