Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780156391252, 128pp.
Publication Date: April 11, 1960
A representative selection of poems, culled from the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's published verse, plus thirteen poems appearing in book form for the first time. Sandburg's poetry] is independent, honest, direct, lyric, and it endures, clamorous and muted, magical as life itself (New York Times). Introduction by Mark Van Doren.
About the Author
CARL SANDBURG (1878 1967) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize, first in 1940 for his biography of Abraham Lincoln and again in 1951 for Complete Poems. Before becoming known as a poet, he worked as a milkman, an ice harvester, a dishwasher, a salesman, a fireman, and a journalist. Among his classics are the Rootabaga Stories, which he wrote for his young daughters at the beginning of his long and distinguished literary career.