The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) Board of Trustees and I congratulate the student poets in this anthology for their writing excellence! Each student internalized Whitman’s poetic sentiments of I am Large…I contain Multitudes and created a unique response shaped in their own free verse poetry. We invite you to step into their world through the vision, words, and images of the 99 honorees of our 37th Annual 2023 Student Poetry Writing Contest.