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The Living Body & the Ecological Crisis

More than a century-and-a-half ago, in 1855, Walt Whitman published his now-classic poem, “I Sing the Body Electric,” one of the 12 poems in the first edition of Leaves of Grass. Among the poem’s opening lines are: The love of the body of man or woman balks account, the body itself balks account, That of the male is perfect, and that …