If you are any sort of well-read person, you’ve definitely heard of Walk Whitman. He was a famous poet, but he also had many other jobs in his career.
I don’t know a whole lot about Whitman. He has always been a sort of “mystical” figure in the world of authors, but I have heard about him.
Philip Eil over at Literary Hub wrote a great piece about Whitman, and how journalism affected him in every step of his career.
I definitely recommend taking a look at the article here.