I am with all rebels everywhere. Against all people who are satisfied.
- Carl Sandburg
Sandburg is seeing a resurgence of his Illinois roots in the most recent exhibit by the Elmhurst Historical Museum, “Carl Sandburg in Elmhurst,” and in a write-up from the Chicago Tribune on the timeless quality of his most famous poem, “Chicago.” One hundred years ago, Chicago was not defined in the […]
The magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities, recently published the feature “A Workingman’s Poet,” assessing the fading profile of the American icon Carl Sandburg. Author Danny Heitman discusses Sandburg’s bold statements made in Chicago Poems, his re-introduction of Lincoln on the eve of WWII, and his American […]
John Hallwas, a historian and columnist for the “McDonough County Voice,” recently wrote a piece on the importance of remembering Sandburg in the modern age. The column explores Sandburg’s poetic probes into the American spirit like in “Prairie,” an ode to unity in the heartland or “Mags” from “Chicago Poems” […]