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Carl August Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was a Swedish-American poet, writer, and editor. He won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. During his lifetime, Sandburg was widely regarded as "a major figure in contemporary literature", especially for volumes of his collected verse, including Chicago Poems
Chicago Poems
(1916), Cornhuskers (1918), and Smoke and Steel (1920).[2] He enjoyed "unrivaled appeal as a poet in his day, perhaps because the breadth of his experiences connected him with so many strands of American life",[3] and at his death in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
observed that " Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
was more than the voice of America, more than the poet of its strength and genius. He was America."[4]


1 Life 2 Career

2.1 Poetry and prose 2.2 Folk music

3 Legacy

3.1 Commemoration 3.2 Namesakes 3.3 In other media

4 Bibliography 5 See also 6 References

6.1 Footnotes 6.2 Notes

7 Further reading 8 External links

Life[edit] Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
was born in a three-room cottage at 313 East Third Street in Galesburg, Illinois, to Clara Mathilda (née Anderson) and August Sandberg,[1] both of Swedish ancestry.[5] He adopted the nickname "Charles" or "Charlie" in elementary school at about the same time he and his two oldest siblings changed the spelling of their last name to "Sandburg".[1][6][7] At the age of thirteen 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.[8] After that he was on the milk route again for eighteen months. He then became a bricklayer and a farm laborer on the wheat plains of Kansas.[9] After an interval spent at Lombard College
Lombard College
in Galesburg,[10] he became a hotel servant in Denver, then a coal-heaver in Omaha. He began his writing career as a journalist for the Chicago Daily News. Later he wrote poetry, history, biographies, novels, children's literature, and film reviews. Sandburg also collected and edited books of ballads and folklore. He spent most of his life in the Midwest
before moving to North Carolina. Sandburg volunteered to go to the military and was stationed in Puerto Rico with the 6th Illinois Infantry during the Spanish–American War,[11] disembarking at Guánica, Puerto Rico
Guánica, Puerto Rico
on July 25, 1898. Sandburg was never actually called to battle. He attended West Point for just two weeks, before failing a mathematics and grammar exam. Sandburg returned to Galesburg and entered Lombard College, but left without a degree in 1903. He then moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and joined the Social Democratic Party, the name by which the Socialist Party of America was known in the state. Sandburg served as a secretary to Emil Seidel, socialist mayor of Milwaukee
from 1910 to 1912.[12] Sandburg met Lilian Steichen at the Social Democratic Party office in 1907, and they married the next year. Lilian's brother was the photographer Edward Steichen. Sandburg with his wife, whom he called Paula, raised three daughters. The Sandburgs moved to Harbert, Michigan, and then to suburban Chicago, Illinois. They lived in Evanston, Illinois, before settling at 331 South York Street in Elmhurst, Illinois, from 1919 to 1930. During the time, Sandburg wrote Chicago Poems
Chicago Poems
(1916), Cornhuskers (1918), and Smoke and Steel (1920).[2] In 1919 Sandburg won a Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
"made possible by a special grant from The Poetry Society" for his collection Cornhuskers.[13] Sandburg also wrote three children's books in Elmhurst: Rootabaga Stories, in 1922, followed by Rootabaga Pigeons (1923), and Potato Face (1930). Sandburg also wrote Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years, a two-volume biography, in 1926, The American Songbag (1927), and a book of poems called Good Morning, America (1928) in Elmhurst. The family moved to Michigan in 1930, and the Sandburg house at 331 South York Street in Elmhurst was demolished and the site is now a parking lot. Sandburg won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for History for the four-volume The War Years, the sequel to his Abraham Lincoln, and a second Poetry Pulitzer in 1951 for Complete Poems.[13][14][note 1] In 1945 he moved to Connemara, a 246-acre (100 ha) rural estate in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Here he produced a little over a third of his total published work, and lived with his wife, daughters, and two grandchildren.[15] On February 12, 1959, in commemorations of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, Congress met in joint session to hear actor Fredric March
Fredric March
give a dramatic reading of the Gettysburg Address, followed by an address by Sandburg.[16] As of 2013[update], Sandburg remains the only Swedish-American or American poet ever invited to address a joint session of Congress.[17] Sandburg supported the Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement
and was the first white man to be honored by the NAACP with their Silver Plaque Award as a "major prophet of civil rights in our time."[18]

Remembrance Rock
Remembrance Rock

Sandburg died of natural causes in 1967 and his body was cremated. The ashes were interred under "Remembrance Rock", a granite boulder located behind his birth house.[19][note 2] Career[edit] Poetry and prose[edit]

Rootabaga Stories
Rootabaga Stories
(book 1, 1922)

Sandburg rented a room and lived for three years in this house, where he wrote the poem "Chicago". It is now a Chicago

Much of Carl Sandburg's poetry, such as "Chicago", focused on Chicago, Illinois, where he spent time as a reporter for the Chicago
Daily News and the Day Book. His most famous description of the city is as "Hog Butcher for the World/Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat/Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler,/Stormy, Husky, Brawling, City of the Big Shoulders." Sandburg earned Pulitzer Prizes
Pulitzer Prizes
for his collection The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg, Corn Huskers, and for his biography of Abraham Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln: The War Years).[14] He recorded excerpts from the biography and some of Lincoln's speeches for Caedmon Records in New York City
New York City
in May 1957. He was awarded a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
in 1959 for Best Performance – Documentary Or Spoken Word (Other Than Comedy) for his recording of Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait with the New York Philharmonic. Sandburg is also remembered by generations of children for his Rootabaga Stories
Rootabaga Stories
and Rootabaga Pigeons, a series of whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories he originally created for his own daughters. The Rootabaga Stories
Rootabaga Stories
were born of Sandburg's desire for "American fairy tales" to match American childhood. He felt that the European stories involving royalty and knights were inappropriate, and so populated his stories with skyscrapers, trains, corn fairies and the "Five Marvelous Pretzels". Folk music[edit] Sandburg's 1927 anthology, the American Songbag, enjoyed enormous popularity, going through many editions; and Sandburg himself was perhaps the first American urban folk singer, accompanying himself on solo guitar at lectures and poetry recitals, and in recordings, long before the first or the second folk revival movements (of the 1940s and 1960s, respectively).[21] According to the musicologist Judith Tick:

As a populist poet, Sandburg bestowed a powerful dignity on what the '20s called the "American scene" in a book he called a "ragbag of stripes and streaks of color from nearly all ends of the earth ... rich with the diversity of the United States." Reviewed widely in journals ranging from the New Masses to Modern Music, the American Songbag influenced a number of musicians. Pete Seeger, who calls it a "landmark", saw it "almost as soon as it came out." The composer Elie Siegmeister took it to Paris with him in 1927, and he and his wife Hannah "were always singing these songs. That was home. That was where we belonged."[22]

Legacy[edit] Commemoration[edit] Carl Sandburg's boyhood home in Galesburg is now operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency as the Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
State Historic Site. The site contains the cottage Sandburg was born in, a modern visitor's center, and small garden with a large stone called Remembrance Rock, under which his and his wife's ashes are buried.[23] Sandburg's home of 22 years in Flat Rock, Henderson County, North Carolina, is preserved by the National Park Service
National Park Service
as the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Carl Sandburg College
Carl Sandburg College
is located in Sandburg's birthplace of Galesburg, Illinois.

Sandburg on historical roots, displayed at Deaf Smith County Museum, Hereford, TX

On January 6, 1978, the 100th anniversary of his birth, the United States Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp honoring Sandburg. The spare design consists of a profile originally drawn by his friend William A. Smith in 1952, along with Sandburg's own distinctive autograph.[24] The Rare Book & Manuscript Library (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) (RBML)[25] houses the Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Papers. The bulk of the collection was purchased directly from Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
and his family. In total, the RBML owns over 600 cubic feet of Sandburg's papers, including photographs, correspondence, and manuscripts.[26][27] In 2011, Sandburg was inducted into the Chicago
Literary Hall of Fame.[28] Namesakes[edit] Carl Sandburg Village
Carl Sandburg Village
was a Chicago
urban renewal project of the 1960s located in the Near North Side, Chicago. Financed by the city, it is located between Clark and LaSalle St. between Division Street and North Ave. Solomon & Cordwell, architects. In 1979, Carl Sandburg Village was converted to condominium ownership. In 1960, Elmhurst, Illinois
Elmhurst, Illinois
renamed the former Elmhurst Junior High School as " Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Middle School." Sandburg spoke at the dedication ceremony. He resided at 331 S. York Street in Elmhurst from 1919 to 1930. The house was demolished and the site is a parking lot.[29] In 1954, Carl Sandburg High School was dedicated in Orland Park, Illinois. Sandburg was in attendance, and stretched what was supposed to be a one-hour event into several hours, regaling students with songs and stories. Years later, he returned to the school with no identification and, appearing to be a hobo, was thrown out by the principal. When he later returned with I.D., the embarrassed principal canceled the rest of the school day and held an assembly to honor the visit.[citation needed] In 1959, Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Junior High School was opened in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
attended the dedication of the school. In 1988 the name was changed to Sandburg Middle School servicing grades 6, 7, and 8. The school was built with a capacity for 1,800 students. Sandburg Middle school was one of the first schools in the state of Minnesota
to offer accelerated learning programs for gifted students. The middle school closed in 2010 and now operates as the Sandburg Learning Center, specializing in adult education. In December 1961, Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Elementary School was dedicated in San Bruno, California. Again, Sandburg came for the ceremonies and was clearly impressed with the faces of the young children, who gathered around him.[30] The school was closed in the 1980s, due to falling enrollments in the San Bruno Park School District. Also, Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Grade school, constructed in 1960's Charleston Illinois, shares in the legacy of Mr. Sandburg. A school named Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Middle School is located in Neshaminy School District of lower Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Another secondary school by the same name is located south of Alexandria, Virginia, and is part of the Fairfax County Public Schools School District. Sandburg Halls is a student residence hall at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. The building consists of four high-rise towers with a total housing capacity of 2,700 students. It has an exterior plaque on Sandburg's roles as an organizer for the Social Democratic Party and as personal secretary to Emil Seidel, Milwaukee's first Socialist
mayor. There are several other schools named after Sandburg in Illinois, including those in Wheaton, Orland Park, Springfield, Mundelein, Freeport and Joliet. Sandburg Elementary School of the San Diego (California) Unified School District is named for Carl Sandburg since its first day and prominently displays its name as Carl Sandburg Elementary School, literally cast in concrete.[31] Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Library first opened in Livonia, Michigan, on December 10, 1961. The name was recommended by the Library Commission as an example of an American author representing the best of literature of the Midwest. Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
had taught at the University of Michigan for a time.[32] Galesburg opened Sandburg Mall in 1974, named in honor of Sandburg. The Chicago
Public Library installed the Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Award, annually awarded for contributions to literature.[33] Amtrak added the Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
train in 2006 to supplement the Illinois Zephyr
Illinois Zephyr
on the Chicago–Quincy route.[34] In other media[edit]

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produced a 6-episode miniseries entitled Lincoln, also referred to as Carl Sandburg's Lincoln, starring Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
and directed by George Schaefer, aired between 1974 and 1976. Richard Armour's poem "Driving in a Fog; or Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Must Have Been a Pedestrian" published in the January 1953 Westways. William Saroyan
William Saroyan
wrote a short story about Sandburg in his 1971 book, Letters from 74 rue Taitbout or Don't Go But If You Must Say Hello To Everybody. Thomas Hart Benton painted a portrait Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
in 1956, for which the poet had posed. Sandburg's "Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come" from The People, Yes was a slogan of the German peace movement "Stell dir vor, es ist Krieg, und keiner geht hin", however often attributed to Bertolt Brecht.[35] Daniel Steven Crafts' The Song and The Slogan is an orchestral composition built around recited passages from Sandburg's "Prairie". Dan Zanes's Parades and Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected by Carl Sandburg for the American Songbag. Peter Louis van Dijk's "Windy City Songs", based on the Chicago
poems was performed by the Chicago
Children's Choir and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Choir in 2007.[citation needed] Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
claimed that the face of E.T.
was based on a composite of Sandburg, Ernest Hemingway, and Albert Einstein.[36] Bob Gibson's "The Courtship of Carl Sandburg", starring Tom Amandes as Sandburg[37] Samuel M. Steward's gay pulp collection "$tud"'s protagonist refers to Sandburg in an ironic nod to his commentary on the "painted women of Chicago" (as Steward contrarily wrote of the "male whores" of Chicago).[38] In Jonathan Lethem's novel Dissident Gardens
Dissident Gardens
the main character Rose Zimmer became an Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
devotee after reading Sandburg's biography. Her copy of the six volumes became the centerpiece of her shrine to Lincoln. Sufjan Stevens's "Come on! Feel the Illinoise! Part I: The Columbian Exposition Part II: Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Visits Me in a Dream" (from Illinois).

Bibliography[edit] Main article: Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg

In Reckless Ecstasy (1904) (poetry) (originally published as Charles Sandburg) Incidentals (1904) (poetry and prose) (originally published as Charles Sandburg) Plaint of a Rose (1908) (poetry) (originally published as Charles Sandburg) Joseffy
(1910) (prose) (originally published as Charles Sandburg) You and Your Job (1910) (prose) (originally published as Charles Sandburg) Chicago Poems
Chicago Poems
(1916) (poetry) Cornhuskers (1918) (poetry) Chicago
Race Riots (1919) (prose) (with an introduction by Walter Lippmann) Clarence Darrow of Chicago
(1919) (prose) Smoke and Steel (1920) (poetry) Rootabaga Stories
Rootabaga Stories
(1922) (children's stories) Slabs of the Sunburnt West (1922) (poetry) Rootabaga Pigeons (1923) (children's stories) Selected Poems (1926) (poetry) Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years (1926) (biography) The American Songbag
The American Songbag
(1927) (folk songs)[39][40] Songs of America (1927) (folk songs) (collected by Sandburg; edited by Alfred V. Frankenstein) Abe Lincoln Grows Up (1928) (biography [primarily for children]) Good Morning, America (1928) (poetry) Steichen the Photographer (1929) (history) Early Moon (1930) (poetry) Potato Face (1930) (children's stories) Mary Lincoln: Wife and Widow (1932) (biography) The People, Yes
The People, Yes
(1936) (poetry) Abraham Lincoln: The War Years (1939) (biography) Storm over the Land (1942) (biography) (excerpts from Sandburg's own Abraham Lincoln: The War Years) Road to Victory (1942) (exhibition catalog) (text by Sandburg; images compiled by Edward Steichen
Edward Steichen
and published by the Museum of Modern Art) Home Front Memo (1943) (essays) Remembrance Rock
Remembrance Rock
(1948) (novel)

Lincoln Collector: the story of the Oliver R. Barrett Lincoln collection (1949) (prose) The New American Songbag
American Songbag
(1950) (folk songs) Complete Poems (1950) (poetry) The Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle and Who Was In It (1950) (children's story) Always the Young Strangers (1953) (autobiography) Selected Poems of Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
(1954) (poetry) (edited by Rebecca West) The Family of Man
The Family of Man
(1955) (exhibition catalog) (introduction; images compiled by Edward Steichen) Prairie-Town Boy (1955) (autobiography) (essentially excerpts from Always the Young Strangers) Sandburg Range (1957) (prose and poetry) Harvest Poems, 1910–1960 (1960) (poetry) Wind Song (1960) (poetry) The World of Carl Sandburg
The World of Carl Sandburg
(1960) (stage production) (adapted and directed by Norman Corwin, dramatic readings by Bette Davis
Bette Davis
and Leif Erickson, singing and guitar by Clark Allen, with closing cameo by Sandburg himself.) Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
at Gettysburg (1961) (documentary) Honey and Salt (1963) (poetry) The Letters of Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
(1968) (autobiographical/correspondence) (edited by Herbert Mitgang) Breathing Tokens (poetry by Sandburg, edited by Margaret Sandburg) (1978) (poetry) Ever the Winds of Chance (1983) (autobiography) (started by Sandburg, completed by Margaret Sandburg and George Hendrick) Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
at the Movies: a poet in the silent era, 1920–1927 (1985) (selections of his reviews of silent movies; collected and edited by Dale Fetherling and Doug Fetherling) Billy Sunday and other poems (1993) (edited with an introduction by George Hendrick and Willene Hendrick) Poems for Children Nowhere Near Old Enough to Vote (1999) (compiled and with an introduction by George and Willene Hendrick) Poems for the People. (1999) 73 newfound poems from his early years in Chicago, edited with an introduction by George Hendrick and Willene Hendrick Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years (2007) (illustrated edition with an introduction by Alan Axelrod)

See also[edit]

Poetry portal Novels portal

Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Home National Historic Site

References[edit] Footnotes[edit]

^ The Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for Poetry was inaugurated in 1922 but the organization now considers the first winners to be three recipients of 1918 and 1919 special awards. ^ His wife and two daughters would also be interred there. See the signage.


^ a b c Sandburg, Carl (1953). Always the Young Strangers. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. pp. 29, 39.  Sandburg's father's last name was originally "Danielson" or "Sturm". He could read but not write, and he accepted whatever spelling other people used. The young Carl, sister Mary, and brother Mart changed the spelling to "Sandburg" when in elementary school. ^ a b Danilov, Victor (September 26, 2013). Famous Americans: A Directory of Museums, Historic Sites, and Memorials. Scarecrow Press. p. 198. Retrieved January 6, 2015.  ^ Heitman, Danny (March–April 2013). "A Workingman's Poet". Humanities. Retrieved January 6, 2014.  ^ Callahan, North (October 1, 1990). Carl Sandburg: His Life and Works. Pennsylvania State University Press. p. 233. ISBN 978-0271004860. Retrieved January 7, 2015.  ^ http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h3767.html ^ Sandburg in 1953 was not able to recall his younger self's reasons, but he relates that being able to correctly pronounce "ch" was a mark of assimilation among Swedish immigrants. ^ Penelope Niven (2012-08-18). "American Masters: Carl Sandburg Timeline". PBS. Retrieved 2014-01-19.  ^ Prairie-Town Boy, by Carl Sandburg, 1955. "timforsythe.com" ^ Selected Poems of Carl Sandburg, edited by Rebecca West, 1954 ^ Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
College. "History" Archived 2013-02-07 at the Wayback Machine. ^ *Mason, Jr., Herbert Molloy (1999). Kolb, Richard K., ed. VFW: Our First Century. Lenexa, Kansas: Addax Publishing Group. pp. 13, 90. ISBN 1-88611072-7. LCCN 99-24943.  ^ "Revolt Develops Poet", The Western Comrade, vol. 2, no. 3 (July 1914), pg. 23. ^ a b "Poetry". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-11-24. ^ a b "12 Search Results". Pulitzer.org. Retrieved April 25, 2013.  ^ "Sandburg Grandchildren - Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Home National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)". www.nps.gov. Retrieved 2017-01-21.  ^ "Nation Honor Lincoln On Sesquicentennial" (PDF). Yonkers Herald-Statesman. Northern Illinois University Libraries. Associated Press. February 11, 1959. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 1, 2013. Retrieved April 25, 2013. Congress gets into the act tomorrow, when a joint session will be held. Carl Sandburg, famed Lincoln biographer, will give and address, and actor Fredric March will read the Gettysburg Address.  ^ Epstein, Joseph (May 1992). "The People's Poet". Commentary. Retrieved January 7, 2015.  " Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
is the only American poet ever asked to address Congress, a date he was able to fit into his crowded schedule in 1959. He also appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, the Texaco Hour (with Milton Berle), the early Today Show (with Dave Garroway), and See It Now, where he was interviewed by Edward R. Murrow. Sandburg once wrote a poem to which, on television, Gene Kelly danced.The house in which he was born was preserved as a memorial to him when he was still alive." ^ " Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
cited by NAACP". Baltimore Afro-American. 30 November 1965.  ^ "Carl Sandburg's ashes placed under Remembrance Rock". The New York Times. 2 October 1967. p. 61.  ^ " Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
House". City of Chicago
Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2006-10-04. Retrieved 2008-10-24. [permanent dead link] ^ Bill C. Malone and David Stricklin (2003). Southern Music/American Music (University Press of Kentucky, 2003), p. 33. ^ Judith Tick, Ruth Crawford Seeger, A Composer's Search for American Music (Oxford University Press, 1997), p. 57 ^ " Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Historic Site Association". Sandburg.org. Retrieved April 25, 2013.  ^ Scott catalogue ^ "Rare Book and Manuscript Library". Library.uiuc.edu. Retrieved April 25, 2013.  ^ " Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Papers (Ashville accession)". library.illinois.edu. Retrieved December 18, 2014.  ^ " Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Papers (Connemara accession)". library.illinois.edu. Retrieved December 18, 2014.  ^ "Carl Sandburg". Chicago
Literary Hall of Fame. 2011. Retrieved 2017-10-14.  ^ Elmhurst Historic Archives. "Sandburg" Archived 2007-07-30 at the Wayback Machine. ^ San Bruno Herald ^ https://www.sandiegounified.org/schools/sandburg/history-sandburg-elementary (retrieved 2 September 2017) ^ " Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Library Homepage". Livonia.lib.mi.us. 2008. Archived from the original on December 16, 2012. Retrieved April 25, 2013.  ^ "October 23 Dinner Honors Allende, Lewis and Sneed". Chicago
Public Library. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2014.  ^ Amtrak Press Release, October 8, 2006. Amtrak.com. ^ "von Brecht?". Die Zeit. 2004-08-12.  ^ Taylor, Philip M. (1992). Steven Spielberg. London: B.T. Batsford Ltd. ISBN 0-7134-6693-6.  p. 134. ^ "Bob Gibson's 'The Courtship of Carl Sandburg'" lyon.edu Archived January 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Steward, Samuel M. (1966). $tud. Boston: Alyson Publications, Inc. ISBN 978-0-932870-02-5.  p.151 ^ " Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Sings On WMAQ Today". The Milwaukee
Journal. 10 January 1928. Retrieved 6 December 2010.  ^ " The American Songbag
The American Songbag
(1927)". Archive.org. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

Niven, Penelope. Carl Sandburg: A Biography. New York: Scribner's, 1991. Sandburg, Carl. The letters of Carl Sandburg. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968. Sandburg, Helga. A Great and Glorious Romance: The Story of Carl Sandburg and Lilian Steichen. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978.

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Carl Sandburg


Notable poems

"Chicago" "Fog" "Cool Tombs" "Grass" "Arithmetic"

Poetry collections

In Reckless Ecstasy Incidentals The Plaint of the Rose Chicago
Poems Cornhuskers Smoke and Steel Slabs of the Sunburnt West Selected Poems Good Morning, America The People, Yes

Song collections

The American Songbag Songs of America The New American Songbag


Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years Mary Lincoln: Wife and Widow Abraham Lincoln: The War Years

Children's books

Rootabaga Stories Rootabaga Pigeons Abe Lincoln Grows Up Early Moon Potato Face Prairie-Town Boy Wind Song


Remembrance Rock

Essays and criticism

The Family of Man
The Family of Man
introduction Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
at the Movies

Stage productions

Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Tribute (UCLA, 1958) The World of Carl Sandburg


Rootabaga Stories Lincoln Portrait Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Reading Fog and other Poems


Birthplace, boyhood home, gravesite Carl Sandburg
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Home National Historic Site Manuscripts and personal papers Carl Sandburg
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College Edward Steichen
Edward Steichen

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Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
for Poetry (1951–1975)

Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
(1951) Marianne Moore
Marianne Moore
(1952) Archibald MacLeish
Archibald MacLeish
(1953) Theodore Roethke (1954) Wallace Stevens
Wallace Stevens
(1955) Elizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop
(1956) Richard Wilbur (1957) Robert Penn Warren
Robert Penn Warren
(1958) Stanley Kunitz
Stanley Kunitz
(1959) W. D. Snodgrass (1960) Phyllis McGinley
Phyllis McGinley
(1961) Alan Dugan
Alan Dugan
(1962) William Carlos Williams
William Carlos Williams
(1963) Louis Simpson (1964) John Berryman
John Berryman
(1965) Richard Eberhart (1966) Anne Sexton
Anne Sexton
(1967) Anthony Hecht
Anthony Hecht
(1968) George Oppen
George Oppen
(1969) Richard Howard (1970) William S. Merwin (1971) James Wright (1972) Maxine Kumin
Maxine Kumin
(1973) Robert Lowell
Robert Lowell
(1974) Gary Snyder
Gary Snyder

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for History (1926–1950)

Edward Channing (1926) Samuel Flagg Bemis (1927) Vernon Louis Parrington
Vernon Louis Parrington
(1928) Fred Albert Shannon (1929) Claude H. Van Tyne (1930) Bernadotte E. Schmitt (1931) John J. Pershing
John J. Pershing
(1932) Frederick J. Turner (1933) Herbert Agar (1934) Charles McLean Andrews
Charles McLean Andrews
(1935) Andrew C. McLaughlin
Andrew C. McLaughlin
(1936) Van Wyck Brooks
Van Wyck Brooks
(1937) Paul Herman Buck (1938) Frank Luther Mott (1939) Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
(1940) Marcus Lee Hansen (1941) Margaret Leech (1942) Esther Forbes (1943) Merle Curti (1944) Stephen Bonsal
Stephen Bonsal
(1945) Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
(1946) James Phinney Baxter III (1947) Bernard DeVoto
Bernard DeVoto
(1948) Roy Franklin Nichols (1949) Oliver W. Larkin (1950)

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Pulitzer Prize
Citations and Awards (Letters)

Love Songs by Sara Teasdale
Sara Teasdale
(1918) Corn Huskers by Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
(1919) Old Road to Paradise by Margaret Widdemer (1919) Kenneth Roberts (1957) Garrett Mattingly for The Armada (1960) American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War (1961) James Thomas Flexner
James Thomas Flexner
for George Washington, Vols. I-IV (1973) Alex Haley
Alex Haley
for Roots
(1977) E. B. White
E. B. White
(1978) Theodor Seuss Geisel (1984) Art Spiegelman
Art Spiegelman
for Maus
(1992) Edmund Morgan (2006) Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury

Complete list (Journalism) (Letters) (Arts) (Service)

v t e

Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Spoken Word Album


Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg
– The Best of the Stan Freberg
Stan Freberg
Shows (1959) Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Lincoln Portrait (1960) Robert Bialek (producer) – FDR Speaks (1961) Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
– Humor in Music (1962) Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton
– The Story-Teller: A Session With Charles Laughton (1963) Edward Albee
Edward Albee
(playwright) – Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(1964) That Was the Week That Was
That Was the Week That Was
– BBC Tribute to John F. Kennedy (1965) Goddard Lieberson
Goddard Lieberson
(producer) – John F. Kennedy - As We Remember Him (1966) Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
- A Reporter Remembers, Vol. I The War Years (1967) Everett Dirksen
Everett Dirksen
– Gallant Men (1968) Rod McKuen
Rod McKuen
– Lonesome Cities (1969) Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter
& Diane Linkletter – We Love You Call Collect (1970) Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
– Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam (1971) Les Crane
Les Crane
– Desiderata (1972) Bruce Botnick (producer) – Lenny performed by the original Broadway cast (1973) Richard Harris
Richard Harris
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1974) Peter Cook
Peter Cook
and Dudley Moore
Dudley Moore
– Good Evening (1975) James Whitmore
James Whitmore
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
(1976) Henry Fonda, Helen Hayes, James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
and Orson Welles
Orson Welles
- Great American Documents (1977) Julie Harris – The Belle of Amherst
The Belle of Amherst
(1978) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1979) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
– Ages of Man - Readings From Shakespeare


Pat Carroll – Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein
(1981) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
Donovan's Brain
Donovan's Brain
(1982) Tom Voegeli (producer) – Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark
- The Movie on Record performed by Various Artists (1983) William Warfield
William Warfield
Lincoln Portrait (1984) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
– The Words of Gandhi (1985) Mike Berniker (producer) & the original Broadway cast – Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1986) Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chips Moman, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins
Carl Perkins
and Sam Phillips
Sam Phillips
– Interviews From the Class of '55 Recording Sessions (1987) Garrison Keillor
Garrison Keillor
Lake Wobegon Days (1988) Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson
– Speech by Rev. Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson
(1989) Gilda Radner
Gilda Radner
– It's Always Something (1990) George Burns
George Burns
– Gracie: A Love Story (1991) Ken Burns
Ken Burns
– The Civil War (1992) Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Robert O'Keefe – What You Can Do to Avoid AIDS (1993) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
On the Pulse of Morning
On the Pulse of Morning
(1994) Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins
– Get in the Van (1995) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
– Phenomenal Woman (1996) Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
It Takes a Village (1997) Charles Kuralt
Charles Kuralt
– Charles Kuralt's Spring (1998) Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve
Still Me
Still Me
(1999) LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton
– The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.


Sidney Poitier, Rick Harris & John Runnette (producers) – The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography (2001) Quincy Jones, Jeffrey S. Thomas, Steven Strassman (engineers) and Elisa Shokoff (producer) – Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones (2002) Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
and Charles B. Potter (producer) – A Song Flung Up to Heaven / Robin Williams, Nathaniel Kunkel (engineer/mixer) and Peter Asher (producer) – Live 2002 (2003) Al Franken
Al Franken
and Paul Ruben (producer) – Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (2004) Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
– My Life (2005) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Dreams from My Father
Dreams from My Father
(2006) Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
– Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis / Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
- With Ossie and Ruby (2007) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
and Jacob Bronstein (producer) – The Audacity of Hope (2008) Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
and Blair Underwood
Blair Underwood
– An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
Al Gore
(2009) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
– Always Looking Up (2010) Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
– The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
Presents Earth (The Audiobook) (2011) Betty White
Betty White
– If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't) (2012) Janis Ian
Janis Ian
– Society's Child (2013) Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert
– America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't (2014) Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers
– Diary of a Mad Diva (2015) Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
– A Full Life: Reflections at 90 (2016) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
– In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox (2017) Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher
The Princess Diarist
The Princess Diarist

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