Tag: Carl Sandburg

First Day of Summer

Today marks the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, also known as midsummer and the first day of summer. The sun reaches its highest point in the sky for the year on this day. To celebrate the start of the season, here is a poem by Carl Sandburg, “Back Yard” from The Chicago …

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January 6th Birthday Love: Carl Sandburg

Famous for his poetry as well as his biography of Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and The War Years, Carl Sandburg was born on this day January 6, 1878 in Galesburg, Illinois. Sandburg’s most notable works of poetry are Chicago Poems (1916), Corn Huskers (1918) for which he received the Pulitzer Prize, The People, Yes (1936), Good Morning, America (1928), Slabs of …

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