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When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer

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Whitman claimed that after years of competing for "the usual rewards", he determined to become a poet. He first experimented with a variety of popular literary genres which appealed to the cultural tastes of the period. As early as 1850, he began writing what would become Leaves of Grass, a collection of poetry which he would continue editing and revising until his death. Whitman intended to write a distinctly American epic and used free verse with a cadence based on the Bible. At the end of June 1855, Whitman surprised his brothers with the already-printed first edition of Leaves of Grass. Whitman paid for the publication of the first edition of Leaves of Grass himself. ( Wikipedia ) (0 hr 19 min)

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When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by ALP

0:58

Read by Algy Pug

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by BK

1:15

Read by Bruce Kachuk

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by CAL

0:58

Read by Christine Lehman

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by DL

1:05

Read by David Lawrence

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by EL

1:06

Read by Newgatenovelist

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by EZWA

0:59

Read by Ezwa

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by FS

0:55

Read by fshort

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by IK

1:07

Read by Ian King

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by JCB

1:01

Read by Jason in Panama

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by JW

0:58

Read by Julia Ward

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by LAH

1:02

Read by Lee Ann Howlett

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by MK

1:02

Read by Maria Kasper

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by MSD

0:59

Read by Matthew Datcher

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by NWR

0:56

Read by Nathan Rosquist

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by PS

0:51

Read by Phil Schempf

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by PY

1:00

Read by Peter Yearsley

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by RHM

1:15

Read by Rachel Murray

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by SWS

1:03

Read by Scotty Smith

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by TP

0:58

Read by Tomas Peter