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Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg wrote:  "Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work."
  U.S. writer best remembered for his poetry in free verse (1878-1967)
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Sandburg also wrote a six volume biography of Abraham Lincoln.
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Poem: I am the People, the Mob
  • Carl Sandburg wrote:  "Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work."
  • Tom produced a folded paper from his pocket and read aloud, pausing at intervals so that Amory could see that it was free verse: "So Walter Arensberg, Alfred Kreymborg, Carl Sandburg, Louis Untermeyer, Eunice Tietjens, Clara Shanafelt, James Oppenheim, Maxwell Bodenheim, Richard Glaenzer, Scharmel Iris, Conrad Aiken, I place your names here So that you may live If only as names, Sinuous, mauve-colored names, In the Juvenalia Of my collected editions."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Known as a "people’s poet," CARL SANDBURG was a voice of the workingman of industrial America.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe

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  • These were heard alongside an astonishing array of famous names, including ex-presidents Hoover and Truman, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, popular actors such as Dick Powell and Barbara Stanwyck, sports figures such as baseball Hall of Famers Bobby Doerr and Jackie Robinson, literary giants such as Thomas Mann and Carl Sandburg, and a slew of Nobel laureates, including Albert Einstein.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Carl Sandburg [8] , T.S. Eliot [5] , Emily Dickinson [6] , Robert Frost [6] , Walt Whitman [6] , Ezra Pound [7] , Allen Ginsberg [8] , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [8] , W.H. Auden [8] , William Carlos Williams [8]
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