Carl Sandburg


Born
January 06, 1878

Died
July 22, 1967

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Carl August Sandburg was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry. He won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for his poetry and another for a biography of Abraham Lincoln. H. L. Mencken called Carl Sandburg "indubitably an American in every pulse-beat".

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“Time is the coin of your life. You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you.”
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Who is your favorite poet?

 
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  25 votes, 7.6%

T. S. Eliot (write-in)
 
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Sylvia Plath
 
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William Blake (write-in)
 
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Robert frost (write-in)
 
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Jon Keats (write-in)
 
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Edgar Allan Poe, Shelley, Shakespeare and Jim Morrison, also Alfred Noyes
 
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Bob Dylan
 
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (write-in)
 
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I'm not a fan of poetry (write-in)
 
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Charles Baudelaire (write-in)
 
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Tomas Tranströmer or Kahlil Gibran (write-in)
 
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George Sterling (write-in)
 
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Lord Byron (write-in)
 
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Lang Leav (write-in)
 
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Anne Sexton
 
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (write-in)
 
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Paul Celan (write-in)
 
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Wilfred Owen (write-in)
 
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Sara Teasdale (write-in)
 
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A. S. Pushkin (write-in)
 
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Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (write-in)
 
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Robert Service (write-in)
 
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Matsuo Basho (write-in)
 
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John Keats and Giacomo Leopardi (write-in)
 
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Frank O'Hara (write-in)
 
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Edward Lear (write-in)
 
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Herman Hesse (write-in)
 
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Dante Alighieri (write-in)
 
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Georg Trakl (write-in)
 
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Mary Oliver (write-in)
 
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Victor Hugo (write-in)
 
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Idea Vilariño (write-in)
 
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W.B. Yeats (write-in)
 
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Alfred Noyes
 
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