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Carl Sandburg on Chicago, U.S.A.

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See and hear Carl Sandburg’s poem “Chicago” in a scene from The Day Carl Sandburg Died that includes Stud Terkel and spoken word performances. Chicago is a city that’s the archetype of America. That’s what came through in Sandburg’s work from when he first wrote “Chicago” and published it as a part of Chicago Poems in 1916.