We continue our 50 States of Generosity series with a focus on Illinois and its state fossil, the mysterious Tully monster.
There is street poetry, and then there is street poetry. Poems on the street, and poems of the street. Here’s a collection of the latter, 10 great street poems.
Carl Sandburg (1878 – 1967) is another writer whose poetry, like Walt Whitman and Robert Frost’s, could qualify him as “America’s Poet.”
In the Chicago Poems, Sandburg writes about the immigrants and laborers who helped turn Chicago into the economic powerhouse it became.