Wednesday, January 06, 2010

January 6 Birthday: Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg, poet and more
Jan. 6, 1878-July 22, 1967

Lives of the Writers: Comedies, Tragedies (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1994)

“The fog comes on little cat feet,” begins one of Sandburg’s most famous poems. American poet, newspaperman, biographer, children’s author…Sandburg won not one, but two Pulitzer Prizes.

At the Carl Sandburg Home, run by the National Park Service, kids can Jump aboard! and learn more about the Poet of the People through his poems, songs he collected, and film clips.