When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer

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 )

19 chapters
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by ALP
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by BK
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by CAL
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by DL
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by EL
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by EZWA
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by FS
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by IK
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by JCB
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by JW
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by LAH
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by MK
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by MSD
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by NWR
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by PS
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by PY
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by RHM
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by SWS
When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer - Read by TP