from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Sandburg, Carl 1878-1967. American writer known for his free verse poems celebrating American people, geography, and industry and for his six-volume biography Abraham Lincoln (1926-1939). His collections of poetry include Smoke and Steel (1920).

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  • n. United States writer remembered for his poetry in free verse and his six volume biography of Abraham Lincoln (1878-1967)


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  • Sandburg is also beloved by generations of children for his Rootabaga Stories and Rootabaga Pigeons, a series of whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories he originally created for his own daughters.

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  • A desrick, according to Sandburg, is a shack or shanty.

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  • Calling Sandburg’s detention an unconscionable act of censorship, Hughes would fight it, he wrote.

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  • Designed as a collaborative effort between the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the spans three colorful rooms - the 'Sandburg' (sand castle), the 'Palmehutte' (palm hut), and the 'Klipper' (clipper ship).


  • But it's not about the stuff, although the unchallenged self-expression helps: in these groovy rooms of my own, I hear Sandburg's voice: Nothing can harm you.

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  • Sandburg tried many occupations and fought in the Spanish-American War before moving to Chicago in 1913, where he worked in journalism.

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  • As Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg first noted in 1949, we have entered a world where everyone is smarter than anyone.

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  • Projects also are in the works at Sandburg, Thoreau and Irving middle schools, as well as Madison High School.

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  • With the collaboration of Monroe's "overseas correspondent," Ezra Pound, the magazine published T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Marianne Moore, Carl Sandburg, Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams when they were largely unknown.

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  • Carl Sandburg famously depicted Chicago as the city of big shoulders, and it often seems too easy for political leaders and generals to confuse the strength involved in shouldering shared burdens with the very different kind of "toughness" that drives a fist or a nightstick.

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