Old Chants

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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)

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

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Old Chants - Read by CC Chris Caron
Play 02 Old Chants - Read by CD CalmDragon
Play 03 Old Chants - Read by CRM Christopher Maust
Play 04 Old Chants - Read by DL David Lawrence
Play 05 Old Chants - Read by EP loubet
Play 06 Old Chants - Read by GHS Algy Pug
Play 07 Old Chants - Read by JCM Jason Mills
Play 08 Old Chants - Read by LLW Leonard Wilson
Play 09 Old Chants - Read by RMG Bob Gonzalez
Play 10 Old Chants - Read by RN ravenotation
Play 11 Old Chants - Read by TG TriciaG