Old Chants

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

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 1:56 Read by Chris Caron
Old Chants - Read by CD 2:36 Read by CalmDragon
Old Chants - Read by CRM 1:44 Read by Christopher Maust
Old Chants - Read by DL 2:14 Read by David Lawrence
Old Chants - Read by EP 2:43 Read by loubet
Old Chants - Read by GHS 2:12 Read by Algy Pug
Old Chants - Read by JCM 2:05 Read by Jason Mills
Old Chants - Read by LLW 2:18 Read by Leonard Wilson
Old Chants - Read by RMG 2:30 Read by Bob Gonzalez
Old Chants - Read by RN 2:27 Read by ravenotation
Old Chants - Read by TG 1:57 Read by TriciaG