Jean Huets

About me

Jean Huets is author of With Walt Whitman: Himself, a nonfiction interactive book, which prize-winning poet Steve Scafidi called “a book of marvels.” Her writing on the American Civil War era has been published in The New York Times, The Civil War Monitor, and in the book NY Times: Disunion. She co-founded Circling Rivers, an independent press dedicated to Americana: fiction, nonfiction and poetry. She authored The Cosmic Tarot book and co-authored with Stuart R. Kaplan The Encyclopedia of Tarot.

From my website

The Civil War Dead, for real

Page from a draft of “Song of Myself,” by Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman gives beauty to the soldiers dying under his care in the hospital. The goriest, most wrenching passage in his Memoranda During the War is for the dead on the field: “Slaughterhouse!—O well it is their mothers, their…

Walt Whitman’s Washington, D.C.

Walt Whitman called Washington, D.C. a city of “romance,” “of things begun.” It might seem an odd description by a man who spent countless hours witnessing in D.C.’s military hospitals every insult nature and man’s ingenuity could inflict on the human body. But while Walt’s residence in D.C. is known mostly for his…

Maloney’s Irritable Heart: A Case of Civil War PTSD

Pennsylvania Monument at Gettysburg. Bronze tablets, lining the base and interior, name over 34,000 Pennsylvanians who battled at Gettysburg, including Samuel Maloney. Monica Weber Babcock shares with us the mystery of her great-great-grandfather, a Union Civil War veteran. Monica is the author of the poetry collection Heartscape (available from Amazon) and is completing her…

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