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Carl Sandburg

Current Home: Galesburg, United States of America

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), the son of Swedish immigrant parents, was born in Galesburg, Illinois. Until he was thirty-six he was virtually unknown to the literary world, but in 1914 a group of his poems appeared in Poetry magazine, and the following year, with the publication of Chicago Poems, he embarked on a literary career that brought him international fame as a poet, novelist, biographer, historian, journalist, and musician.
The author of more than forty books, Sandburg twice won the Pulitzer Prize: for history, with his four-volume Abraham Lincoln: The War Years, and for poetry, with