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Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg was a great voice of the American industrial age, a "people's poet" who combined the mystical patriotism of Walt Whitman with the social activism of Woody Guthrie. Sandburg's special…

Carl Sandburg

Sandburg, Carl[1878-1967](4)Born at Galesburg, Ill., Jan. 6, 1878. Educated at Lombard College, Galesburg. Married Lillian Steichen, of Milwaukee, 1908. Mr. Sandburg served several years as…

Carl Sandburg: Loam

LoamCarl SandburgIn the loam we sleep, In the cool moist loam, To the lull of years that pass And the break of stars.From the loam, then, The soft warm loam, We rise: To shape of rose leaf…

Carl Sandburg: Autumn Movement

Autumn MovementCarl SandburgI cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts.The field of cornflower yellow is a scarf at the neck of the copper sunburned woman, the mother of…

Carl Sandburg: The Great Hunt

The Great HuntCarl SandburgI cannot tell you now; When the wind's drive and whirl Blow me along no longer, And the wind's a whisper at last — Maybe I'll tell you then…

Carl Sandburg: Valley Song

Valley SongCarl SandburgYour eyes and the valley are memories. Your eyes fire and the valley a bowl. It was here a moonrise crept over the timberline. It was here we turned the coffee cups…

Bacon, Peggy

(Encyclopedia) Bacon, Peggy, 1895–1987, American illustrator, caricaturist, and etcher, b. Ridgefield, Conn. She illustrated more than 60 books including works by George Ade, Carl…

Monroe, Harriet

(Encyclopedia) Monroe, Harriet, 1860–1936, American editor, critic, and poet, b. Chicago. In 1912 she founded Poetry: a Magazine of Verse, which paid and encouraged both…

Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks was a Chicago poet, the poet laureate of Illinois and the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Brooks's first collection of poems, A Street in Bronzeville,…