Richard Gambino’s play about Walt Whitman, Camerado, will be
published in the fall of 2003 by Guernica Editions, together in one
volume with another of his plays, The Trial of Pius XII. He is
professor emeritus at Queens College, CUNY.
In 1848, 29-year-old Walt Whitman was for three months a reporter for
the Daily Crescent in New Orleans, writing fluff pieces about
local color and charm as seen through Yankee eyes.