Discovering Carl Sandburg

Ferguson Auditorium

Discovering Carl Sandburg: The Eclectic Life of an American Icon”—a lecture by Dr. John Quinley

During the first half of the twentieth century, Carl Sandburg seemed to be everywhere and do everything: poet and political activist; investigative reporter, columnist, and film critic: lecturer, folk singer, and musicologist, and more.  In books sold, platform appearances delivered, and honors bestowed, he was one of the most successful American poets of the century.  At his death in 1967, 6,000 mourners gathered, but as time when on, his fame began to fade.  In this lecture, Dr. John W. Quinley will reintroduce Carl Sandburg to a new generation and provide fresh insights into the man, his life, and his work.