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Poet Mark Doty's Sexual Experience With Walt Whitman's Ghost

In his new book What Is the Grass, Mark Doty details an erotic visit by the spirit of the Leaves of Grass author.

Why Do I Do?

Poet and memoirist Mark Doty didn't want to marry his partner. Sure, they were in love and there were benefits to be had, but Doty was afraid that legal recognition might change his relationship. Then he realized that it's the other way around: that his union, and others like it, will likely change the institution of marriage -- forever.