Longings for Home

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 )

13 chapters
Longings for Home - Read by BRIT
Longings for Home - Read by CAM
Longings for Home - Read by CC
Longings for Home - Read by CMP
Longings for Home - Read by DL
Longings for Home - Read by FS
Longings for Home - Read by GC
Longings for Home - Read by JCM
Longings for Home - Read by JM2
Longings for Home - Read by LB
Longings for Home - Read by LAW
Longings for Home - Read by RN
Longings for Home - Read by TJD