J. K. Rowling chooses Leaves of Grass as favourite poem

New Folio edition of Whitman's classic available in October

J. K. Rowling has named ‘Of the terrible doubt of appearances’ from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass as her favourite poem, choosing it for inclusion in a fundraising anthology for the charity War Child. Kid’s Night In 3 will be published by Penguin Books Australia in September and will include an eclectic range of stories, poems, recipes, cartoons and pieces of art chosen by dozens of contributors, including Joanna Lumley, Alfred Noyes and Morris Gleitzman, among others. To see the full list, click here.

The Folio Society edition of Leaves of Grass will be available in October. It features a cover design based on the first edition of 1855, and engravings by Abigail Rorer, who previously illustrated Bram Stoker's Dracula. Leaves of Grass also includes a newly commissioned foreword by former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion.

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