Carl Sandburg was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry. He won three Pulitzer Prizes, two for his poetry and another for a biography of Abraham Lincoln. H. L. Mencken called Carl Sandburg "indubitably an American in every pulse-beat."
Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois, to parents of Swedish ancestry. At the age of thirteen (During Eighth grade) he left school and began driving a milk wagon. From the age of about fourteen until he was seventeen or eighteen, he worked as a porter at the Union Hotel barbershop in Galesburg. After that he was on the milk route again for 18 ... more »
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- At a Window
- Among the Red Guns
- A Coin
- Autumn Movement
- A Sphinx
- A Father To His Son
- All Day Long
- Between Two Hills
- Aprons of Silence
- A Fence
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''There will be a rusty gun on the wall, sweetheart,Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), U.S. poet. A. E. F. (l. 1-3). . . Modern American & British Poetry. Louis Untermeyer, ed., in consultation with Karl Sh...
The rifle grooves curling with flakes of rust.
A spider will make a silver string nest in the darkest, warmest
corner of it.''
''The buffaloes are gone.Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), U.S. poet. Buffalo Dusk (l. 1-2). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America, The. Donald Hall, ed. (1985) Oxford U...
And those who saw the buffaloes are gone.''
And they tell me you are brutal and my reply is: On the faces ofCarl Sandburg (1878-1967), U.S. poet. Chicago (l. 10-12). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University ...
women and children I have seen the marks of wanton hunger.
And having answered so I turn once more to those who sneer at ...
''Hog Butcher for the World,Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), U.S. poet. "Chicago," Chicago Poems (1916).
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the Big Shoulders.''
''tell me if the lovers are losers . . . tell me if any get moreCarl Sandburg (1878-1967), U.S. poet. Cool Tombs (l. 4). . . Oxford Book of Short Poems, The. P. J. Kavanagh and James Michie, eds. Oxford Univers...
than the lovers . . . in the dust . . . in the cool tombs.''
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