Carl Sandburg is one of my very favorite people who adopted Chicago as their hometown.
His description of Chicago is still my favorite: “Hog Butcher for the World/Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat/Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler,/Stormy, Husky, Brawling, City of the Big Shoulders.”
The poems include some of my favorites: Shenandoah, Fog, Jazz Fantasia and Young Bullfrogs. We’ll be using this during our weekly poetry teatime.
This gentle introduction includes commentary, definitions of key words, and an introduction to the poet’s life. We gave it a thumbs up.
It will be available in Hardcover – March 13, 2017. I read it as a DRC courtesy of Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.