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Cornhuskers by Carl Sandburg
By: (1878-1967)

Cornhuskers by Carl Sandburg is a collection of poems that capture the essence of rural America in the early 20th century. Through his vivid imagery and poignant language, Sandburg transports readers to the Midwestern landscape, where farmers toil in the fields, families gather around the dinner table, and nature exerts its powerful influence.

One of the standout features of this collection is Sandburg's ability to infuse ordinary moments with profound meaning. From the simple act of planting corn to the haunting presence of the wind on the prairie, each poem resonates with a sense of authenticity and depth. The poet's keen eye for detail and his ability to distill complex emotions into simple, evocative language make these poems a pleasure to read.

Although some of the themes explored in Cornhuskers may feel dated to modern readers, the timeless beauty of Sandburg's writing ensures that his words remain as powerful and relevant today as they were a century ago. Whether you are a fan of poetry or simply appreciate finely crafted language, this collection is a must-read. Sandburg's ability to capture the spirit of the American heartland is unparalleled, making Cornhuskers a classic work of literature that deserves a place on every bookshelf.

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Carl Sandburg’s collection of 103 poems that earned a Pulitzer Prize Special Letters Award in 1919.

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