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Old Chants

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LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Old Chants by Walt Whitman. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 15, 2011.

Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.(summary by Wikipedia)
The first edition of Leaves of Grass was very small, collecting only twelve unnamed poems in 95 pages. Whitman continued to expand the editions until the ninth and final edition of almost 400 poems.(summary by David Lawrence) (0 hr 24 min)


Old Chants - Read by CC


Read by Chris Caron

Old Chants - Read by CD


Read by CalmDragon

Old Chants - Read by CRM


Read by Christopher Maust

Old Chants - Read by DL


Read by David Lawrence

Old Chants - Read by EP


Read by loubet

Old Chants - Read by GHS


Read by Algy Pug

Old Chants - Read by JCM


Read by Jason Mills

Old Chants - Read by LLW


Read by Leonard Wilson

Old Chants - Read by RMG


Read by Bob Gonzalez

Old Chants - Read by RN


Read by ravenotation

Old Chants - Read by TG


Read by TriciaG