When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer

Walt WHITMAN (1819 - 1892)

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 )

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

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by ALP Algy Pug
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Play 02 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by BK Bruce Kachuk
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Play 03 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by CAL Christine Lehman
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Play 04 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by DL David Lawrence
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Play 05 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by EL Newgatenovelist
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Play 06 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by EZWA Ezwa
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Play 07 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by FS fshort
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Play 08 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by IK Ian King
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Play 09 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by JCB Jason in Panama
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Play 10 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by JW Julia Ward
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Play 11 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by LAH Lee Ann Howlett
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Play 12 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by MK Maria Kasper
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Play 13 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by MSD Matthew Datcher
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Play 14 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by NWR Nathan Rosquist
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Play 15 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by PS Phil Schempf
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Play 16 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by PY Peter Yearsley
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Play 17 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by RHM Rachel Murray
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Play 18 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by SWS Scotty Smith
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Play 19 When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by TP Tomas Peter
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