His first major collection Chicago Poems was published in
1916 and he soon became part of the Chicago literary renaissance.
Subsequent collections included Cornhuskers (1918)-
which dealt with his experiences as a foreign correspondent during
World War 1, Smoke and Steel (1920), Slabs of Sunburnt
West (1922) and Good Morning America (1928).
Sandburg, who is sometimes known as the 'singing bard', was also an
accomplished folk singer and guitarist and gathered together
songs that he had heard sung by cowboys, hobos and lumberjacks in
The American Songbag (1927).
He also wrote an epic 6 volume biography of his boyhood hero
Abraham Lincoln and a novel entitled: Remembrance Rock which
traced the life of an English family that came to America on the
Mayflower. (Sandburg, himself, was of Swedish Lutheran
He was awarded a 2nd Pulitzer
Prize in 1950 for his Complete Poems.
See also 'Poets on Poetry'