Wait Whitman was an American essayist, poet and journalist. He was born on 31st may 1819 in New York, U.S. His works was very controversial in its time, mainly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass. He works as a teacher and government clerk. His poetry collection Leaves of Grass was published in 1855 with his own money. He has the most influential poems in the American canon, often he called as father of vice-versa. He died on 26th march 1892 in New Jersey. U.S.