Carl sandburg

The Life of Carl Sandburg

  • he was born

    he was born
    Carl Sandburg came into the world in a three room cottage at 313 east third street in Galesburg, Illinois. Carl is the second of seven brothers and sisters all together. His lovely mother and father were swedish and their names were August and Clara Anderson sandburg.
  • Quit School

    Quit School
    When Carl Sandburg was in the Eigth grade, he decied to quit school. Instead he went to work a variety of jobs for a decade. He work from when he was a child all the way up to then.
  • Hobo Life

     Hobo Life
    During his time as a "hobo", greaatly influesnced his writing and his political veiws. This devaloped a strong distrust of capitaialism because of the contrast between the rich and the poor.
  • first book

    first book
    Carl Sandburg wrote his first book called In Reckless Ecsasty. The Sphinx (from the book), Wordless, there it poses, glazing bland,And calm, as tho the sum of all the plausibilities Of Time were pent beyond the brow of stone; Suave and unperturbed it was, while races that were vanished from it a word And make it speak, and utter forth the mystery behind the hard, still lips.
  • Married

    He married Lillian staichen. He met her at a party at milwaukee, wisconsin. They had three daughthers, their names were, Margret, Janet,and Helga.
  • His wife

    His wife
    Lillian died in 1977. She was 93 years old. Her ashes were spread under Rememberance Rock were she was united with her husband once again.
  • Political Career

    After moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Sandburg joined the Social Democratic Party where he served as a secertary for the mayor of Milwaukee, Emil Seidel, Emil Sedial ran for president in 1912 as the nominee for the Socialist Party of america.
  • chicago poem

    Carl Sandburg wrote the poem Chicago which was based on the U.S city. He wrote this poem which was included in his first collections titled "Chicago poem." The poem was featured in the new Poetry magazine started by Harriet Monroe. Chicago Poems established Carl as a prominet figure in contemporay literary.
  • At a window

    At a window
    At A Window first appeared in the magazine poetry. Give me hunger, O you gods that sit and give The world its orders.Give me hunger, pain and want ,Shut me out with shame and failure From your doors of gold and fame, give me your shabbiest, weariest hunger!
  • The Rootabaga

     The Rootabaga
    Rootabaga stories are short stories interelated for children. These stories are whimsicil stories that often use nonsence language. These stories were created for his three daughters who's nicknames he used through out someof the stories, their nicknames were "Spink", "Skabootch", and "Swipes".
  • Rootabaga Pigeons

    Rootabaga Pigeons
    The Rootabaga pigeons was a sequel to Rootabaga Stories. It tells about "big people now and little people long ago". It is very humrous and is considered a great American fairy tale classic along with his previous work, "Rootabaga".
  • The American Songbag

    The American Songbag
    Carl was consider one of the first american Urban folk singger playing solo on his guitar during recitals and legsures. The american songbag is about stories for children about real life lessons.
  • good Morning, America

    good Morning, America
    In Good Morning, America, Carl published 38 definitions of poetry. He despised modern poetry quoting from Good Morning, America "poetry is a pack - sack of invisible keepsakes." Readrs of this poetry enjoyed this poetry because the "nonsence" feel Carl used when it .
  • Potato Face

    Potato Face
    Potato face is a lesser -known sequek tothe Rootabaga stories & Rootabaga pigeons. That contained more of the stories of the same "nonsense" that weren't published in the prequels. these stories told by potato face are geared more for adults.
  • The War years

    The War years
    The war years was a collection of Sandburgs work that won him a pulitzer prize under the catagorie of history. This was a biography about Abraham Lincoln.
  • Moved to connemera

    Moved to connemera
    In 1945 Carl moved to Connemera a 246 rural estate located in Flat Rock , North Carolina . Carl produced over a third of his work here and spent his remaining years an this estate. The estate is now considered a national landmark and live performances are performed from his Rootabaga stories
  • Retirement

    He retired to Flat Rock, North Carolina. His home is a historic site now. he had a farm there in Flat Rock.
  • Prize winning goats

    Prize winning goats
    When Carl Sandburg moved to North Carolina he brought his prize winning goats. He continued to enter them into contest.
  • fog

    Fog was a short poem but it was very popular and was included in his pulitzer prize winning"complete poems." The fog comes out on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.
  • He died

    He died
    he died in flat Rock, North Carolina from natural causes. Hie ashes were spread under remberence rock located behind his birth home. He died at age 89.