Carl Sandburg Biography

Author, Journalist, Poet (1878–1967)
American poet Carl Sandburg was also a folklorist, novelist and historian. He won a Pulitzer Prize for the book Abraham Lincoln: The War Years.


Carl Sandburg was born on January 6, 1878, in Galesburg, Illinois. He fought in the Spanish-American War. In 1913, he moved to Chicago to work as a journalist. In 1914, his poetry was published in Poetry magazine. His well-received free verse poetry focused on American workers. He also collected folksongs into books and wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography about Abraham Lincoln.

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