Walt does the heavy lifting

September 21, 2019

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) honored the 200th anniversary of the birth of Walt Whitman with a new stamp in its Literary Arts series. The 85-cent stamp is intended for domestic First-Class Mail weighing up to 3 ounces. The stamp was issued on September 12, 2019, at the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site in Huntington Station, New York. More information here.

And as long as we’re on the subject, we should mention that Canada Post is honoring Leonard Cohen with three stamps featuring the poet/artist during different phases of his 60-year career. The new stamps will be available to the public today, September 21, which would have been Cohen’s 85th birthday. Further details in the Montreal Gazette.

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