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    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?

photo of Zenith remote-controlled tv in corner of Sandburg dining room

One of Carl Sandburg's many friends was the President of the Zenith Corporation. This television set, one of the first remote control tvs, was given to him by that friend. Mr. Sandburg gracefully accepted his friend's gift, although he was not a big fan of tv! He believed tv to be a thief of time.