Quotes by Carl Sandburg

About Carl Sandburg:

Carl August Sandburg was an American poet, writer, and editor who 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 (1916), Cornhuskers (1918), and Smoke and Steel (1920). 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", and at his death in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson observed that "Carl Sandburg was more than the voice of America, more than the poet of its strength and genius. He was America."

Author Bio

  • NameCarl Sandburg
  • DescriptionAmerican writer and editor
  • BornJanuary 6, 1878
  • DiedJuly 22, 1967
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionPoet; Musicologist; Historian; Novelist; Writer
  • AwardsPulitzer Prize For History; Presidential Medal Of Freedom; Pulitzer Prize For Poetry