Gary Schmidgall

Intimate with Walt: Selections from Whitman's Talks with Horace Traubel, 1888-1892 (Iowa 2001) is edited by Gary Schmidgall, an English professor at Hunter College, City University of New York, and the editor of Intimate with Walt: Selections from Whitman's Discussions with Horace Traubel, 1888-1892 (Iowa 2001). Walt Whitman: A Gay Life and Walt Whitman: Collected Poems 1855-1892 are his other Whitman publications. He's also written books on Shakespeare and the relationship between literature and opera, as well as an Oscar Wilde biography.