Carl Sandburg By dcrensh Jan 6, 1878 Date of birth Carl Sandburg was born on January 6th, 1878 in Galesburg, Illinois. Period: Jan 6, 1878 to Oct 17, 2012 Carl Sandburg Jan 6, 1891 Dropped out of school Carl left school at age 13 to work jobs. Jan 6, 1895 Became a hobo Carl Sandburg became a hobo and traveled west to Kansas. Jan 6, 1904 First publication Philip Green Wright paid for the publication of Sandburg's first volume of poetry, a pamphlet called Reckless Ecstacy. Jan 6, 1910 Secretary Sandburg acted as secretary to the first socialist mayor of Milwaukee. Jan 6, 1916 Chicago Poems He established his reputation with Chicago Poems. Jan 6, 1918 Cornhuskers He then established his repuatation with Cornhuskers in 1918. Jan 6, 1920 Smoke and Steel He then wrote smoke and steel in 1920. Jan 6, 1950 The American Songbag and the New American Songbag The American Songbag and The New American Songbag were published. Jan 6, 1950 Pulitzer Prize He recieved a second Pulitzer Prize with his "complete poems". Jan 6, 1963 Final poem His final poem was Honey & Salt, written in 1963. Jul 22, 1967 Death date Sandburg died on July 22nd, 1967.