Longings for Home

Walt WHITMAN (1819 - 1892)

LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Longings for Home by Walt Whitman. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 26, 2012.

Born on Long Island, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk, and – in addition to publishing his poetry – was a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War. Early in his career, he also produced a temperance novel, Franklin Evans (1842). Whitman's major work, Leaves of Grass, was first published in 1855 with his own money. The work was an attempt at reaching out to the common person with an American epic. He continued expanding and revising it until his death in 1892. After a stroke towards the end of his life, he moved to Camden, New Jersey, where his health further declined. He died at age 72 and his funeral became a public spectacle. ( Summary from Wikipedia )

Genre(s): Poetry, Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Longings for Home - Read by BRIT Britannia
00:03:59
Play 02 Longings for Home - Read by CAM Cynthia Moyer
00:04:23
Play 03 Longings for Home - Read by CC Chiquito Crasto
00:03:35
Play 04 Longings for Home - Read by CMP CaprishaPage
00:04:38
Play 05 Longings for Home - Read by DL David Lawrence
00:03:18
Play 06 Longings for Home - Read by FS fshort
00:03:30
Play 07 Longings for Home - Read by GC Snapdragon
00:03:42
Play 08 Longings for Home - Read by JCM Jason Mills
00:03:11
Play 09 Longings for Home - Read by JM2 Jannie Meisberger
00:03:54
Play 10 Longings for Home - Read by LB Lucretia B.
00:04:02
Play 11 Longings for Home - Read by LAW Laurie Anne Walden
00:02:59
Play 12 Longings for Home - Read by RN ravenotation
00:04:35
Play 13 Longings for Home - Read by TJD TJDasch
00:03:24