"Leaves of Grass" dark green fountain pen ink, handmade in Maryland
Walter "Walt" Whitman, born May 31, 1819 was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.
THE MASTERS of WRITING SERIES – these fountain pen inks attempt to merge a famous writer from previous centuries with a color that brings them to mind. These inks are more unique hues that we made to fill gaps in the available ink world. This series paid homage with inks such as Jane Austen Violet, Jules Verne Nautilus Blue, Edgar Allan Poe Raven Red, L. Frank Baum Emerald Green, and many others. This line also included our renown Sepia Series, which included Foggy Bottom Red Sepia and Join or Die Green Sepia, two inks made to commemorate the DC and Philadelphia Pen show, respectively.