Novel RomAntics Literature of Chicago Series: Chicago Poems by Carl Sandburg

Douglas Cowie (Performer), Michael Coyle (Performer)

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In this episode, host Douglas Cowie and his guest, Professor Michael Coyle, discuss Carl Sandburg's 1919 collection, Chicago Poems. They interpret a handful of poems, including his most famous poem, Chicago, which begins with the memorable lines: "Hog butcher of the World / Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat / Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler / Stormy, husky, brawling, / City of Big Shoulders." Also, they assess Sandburg's place in American poetry more generally.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAmerikazentrum Hamburg
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2022


  • literature of chicago
  • Carl Sandburg
  • Chicago Poems
  • American Literature
  • American poetry

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