By Carl Sandburg
A consultant choice of poems, culled from the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet’s released verse, plus 13 poems showing in booklet shape for the 1st time.
“[Sandburg’s poetry] is self sustaining, sincere, direct, lyric, and it endures, clamorous and muted, magical as lifestyles itself” (New York Times).
Introduction via Mark Van Doren.
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