by Carl Sandburg
Visions of Chicago
"Chicago" is a poem about the great city of Chicago that embraces everything that the city has to offer, from hog butchers to railroads, from construction sites to prostitutes. (Okay, so Da Bears a...
Strength and Skill
If there's one thing you take away from reading this poem, it's that Chicago is a tough place for tough people. It's a rapidly industrializing city, and we actually see it being built, wrecked, and...
We usually think about love as being between human beings. You probably love your parents, your boyfriend, your great-grandma. But Sandburg, well, this dude loved Chicago. And not even just its peo...