Carl Sandburg by Tyler, Ben, Noah and Kyle!!

General Information:

Carl Sandburg was born in a three-room cottage on 313 East Third Street in Galesburg, Illinois on January 6, 1878. At the time, Galesburg's population was only 15,000 Behind his house is a small wooded park. His mom is Carla Anderson Sandburg and his d
A picture of Carl Sandburg from his poetry book, "Smoke and Steal".
A picture of Carl Sandburg from his poetry book, "Smoke and Steal".
ad is August Sandburg. Within the family, his nickname was "Charlie".
When he was 11 years old he was working at a barber shop. He was also a milk truck driver, a brick yard worker and wheat harvester. When he was 20 years old he enlisted for the sixth Illinois infantry during the Spanish-American

War in 1898. After the war, he attended Lombard College in small hometown. When he was 35 years old he moved to Chicago, Illinois.

Carl Sandburg's earliest poetry was know to be "sub-literary". It was also very free verse. Some of his early poems were meant as socialist ideology. From 1926 to 1939, Sandburg devoted himself to writing a six-volume poem on Abraham
Lincoln.
On July 22, 1967, Carl Sandburg died at the age of 89. His ashes are buried under Remembrance Rock in the park behind his house.

Carl Sandburg Museums

One of the museums you can visit is Carl Sandburg's Home which is located some 264 acres in west North Carolina. An added option to tours of the Sandburg Home, visitors can enjoy over five miles of trails, stroll
A Scuplture of Carl Sandburg
A Scuplture of Carl Sandburg
through gardens and greet the descendants of Mrs. Sandburg's dairy goat herd. A typical visit would last about 2 hours.
The Carl Sandburg State Historic Site, Galesburg, Illinois, is open onThursdays through Sundays, during April there are special
A pastel drawing of Carl Sandburg by a student from nox College for the "Sandburg Days Festival"
A pastel drawing of Carl Sandburg by a student from nox College for the "Sandburg Days Festival"
events such as festivals, meetings, concerts and lectures.
Even when they are not open, you are welcome to browse in their garden or meditate at Remembrance Rock.
most likely you will come by car and have an FM radio with you, so tune to 88.7 and listen to a brief presentation
about Carl Sandburg and the Historic Site.
All Three audio segments rotate: a short biography narrated by Rick Heath; a tribute to Carl Sandburg by President L. Johnson and Sandburg's Grammy Award-winning narration of Aaron Copland's "A Lincoln Portrait."

Abraham Lincoln, one of Carl Sandburg's subjects
Abraham Lincoln, one of Carl Sandburg's subjects

Poems by Carl Sandburg:

"Hate":

ONE man killed another.The saying between them had been “I’d give you the shirt off my back.”


The killer wept over the dead. The dead if he looks back knows the killer was sorry. It was a shot in one second of hate out of ten years of love.

Why is the sun a red ball in the six o’clock mist? Why is the moon a tumbling chimney?… tumbling … tumbling … “I’d give you the shirt off my back” … And I’ll kill you if my head goes wrong.
"Why is the sun a red ball in the six o'clock mist?..." excerpt from "Hate" by Carl Sandburg
"Why is the sun a red ball in the six o'clock mist?..." excerpt from "Hate" by Carl Sandburg



"A Coin"


Your western heads here cast on money
You are the two that fade away together
Partners in the mist

Lunging buffalo shoulder,
Lean Indian face,
We who come after where you are gone
Salute your forms on the new nickel.

The Indian and Buffalo nickles that were made in Carl Sandburg's time.
The Indian and Buffalo nickles that were made in Carl Sandburg's time.

You are
To us:
The past.


Runners
On the prairie:
Good-by.



Carl Sandburg Timeline

January 6, 1878
Carl Sandburg was born in
Galesburg, Illinois.
1889
Carl worked on
a variety of jobs.
1898
He’s enlisted in the 6th
Illinois Infantry
during
the Spanish-American war.
1908
Carl Sandburg got
married to Lillian
Steichen.
1909
His first book
was published.
1913 Carl move to
Chicago.
1917 He was a newspaper
Correspondent at
Sweden and Norway.
1920 Carl Sandburg published
Smoke and Steal.
1926-1939
He devoted to write
six volume poems on
Abraham Lincoln.
July 22, 1967
Carl Sandburg died in
Flat Rock,North Carolina
at the age of 89.

Links:

1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Sandburg
2) http://carl-sandburg.com/biography.htm
3) http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/28
4)http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/carlsandburg
5)http://www.nps.gov/carl/index.htm

Bibliographies/Citations:

Book sources:

Title: Chicago poems/ Carl Sandburg
ISBN: 0486280578
Copyright Date: c1994
Author: Sandburg, Carl; !878-1967.

"General Logon Page." Gale Error Page. Web. 02 Dec. 2011. <http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/bic1/ReferenceDetailsPage/ReferenceDetailsWindow?displayGroupName=Reference>.

Internet sources:

Museum, Carl S. "Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)." U.S. National Park Service - Experience Your America. Nps.gov, 1 July 2011. Web. 19 Dec. 2011. http://www.nps.gov/carl/index.htm.

"Carl Sandburg Biography." Carl Sandburg - Chicago Poems - Carl Sandburg Biography. Web. 02 Dec. 2011. <http://carl-sandburg.com/biography.htm>.

Salzgeber, Philipp. The Milky Way. 2010. Photograph. The Alps. Salzgeber.at. Philipp Salzgeber. Web. 14 Dec. 2011. http://www.salzgeber.at/astro/pics/20100807_milky_way/
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Smith, Colin. Prairie Meadow. 2009. Photograph. The Glasshouse at Wisley, Surrey, Great Britain. Geograph Britain and Ireland. Ordnance Survey, 14 June 2009. Web. 14 Dec. 2011. <Prairie Meadow (Colin Smith) / CC BY-SA 2.0>.

URL's for pictures:

http://www.knox.edu/news-and-events/news-archive/sandburg-days-2007.html
http://10000birds.com/purple-martins-by-carl-sandburg.htm
http://www.usmint.gov/consumer/dispPicture.cfm?pic=BuffaloIndianNickel
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl010/05/06/cinco-de-mayo-an-american-celebration/
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/61/Jamaica_sunrise.JPG/270px-Jamaica_sunrise.JPG