Carl Sandburg

1878-1967
 Carl Sandburg

Born in Illinois to Swedish immigrants, Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) made his name as a poet, writer, political organizer, and reporter, winning the Pulitzer Prize both for poetry and for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. From a working class background, Sandburg was a populist, and he immortalized the early 20th-century urban landscape in his Chicago poems.

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