• 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?

black and white photo of Carl Sandburg playing one of his many guitars

Carl Sandburg collected American folk songs from the time he was 19 years old. He published a book entitled "The American Songbag" from this collection and even learned a few chords on the guitar. He would entertain audiences after poetry recitals with his unique renditions of these songs.