Carl Sandburg and the American Songbag


Enjoy a short podcast by Down the Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina.

Carl August Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was an American poet, biographer, journalist, and musician. He won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. During his lifetime, Sandburg was widely regarded as a major figure in contemporary literature and enjoyed broad appeal as “The Poet of the People.” At his death, President Lyndon B. Johnson observed that “Carl Sandburg was more than the voice of America, more than the poet of its strength and genius. He was America.” Take a look at the Writings & Photos page of this website and, to learn more about Carl Sandburg, his works, and his family, click here to be directed to the National Park Service website.

Our Flat Rock neighbor Sharewell Coffee Co. has blended a new special coffee – just for us. The roasted arabica coffee, sold in 12oz. bags of whole beans, is available at Sharewell’s Flat Rock location. Enjoy this special blend of coffee while you read a little bit of Sandburg’s history on the back of the bag. A portion of sale proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara.  We appreciate Sharewell’s support!

Our many supporters both individuals and businesses who are committed to the Friends’ mission. They, through farsightedness and generosity, seek to ensure that the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site will continue to be available for future generations.

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