• Carl Sandburg Home and Barn

    Carl Sandburg Home

    National Historic Site North Carolina

Sandburg Poetry

Throughout his career, Carl Sandburg's works reflected the face of America and her experiences. Whether this was war, poverty, civil rights, or immigration, Carl wrote what he chose to observe. His talents as a poet earned him the 1951 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for his Complete Poems and, more importantly, an everlasting imprint on American culture.

Use the links above to explore some of Sandburg's award winning poetry.

 
Fog written in Sandburg's handwriting.

Did You Know?

One of many green visors Carl Sandburg wore to protect his eyes from harmful sunlight and other light sources.

Carl Sandburg's eyes were very sensitive to light. He needed to protect his eyes whenever he worked outside and whenever he worked in rooms with incandescent lighting. He protected his eyes by wearing these green visors.