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Carl Sandburg

TPP Would Further Emasculate America

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.07.2017 | Home
Leo W. Gerard

NAFTA and the TPP are giant greenbacks for multinational corporations. CEOs close U.S. factories, destroy the lives of American workers and collect bigger profits as a result of the less-than-subsistence wages they pay foreign labor.

Democratic Socialism Has Deep Roots in American Life

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.03.2016 | Home
Lawrence Wittner

If the political pundits would look around, they would even discover a significant number of prominent U.S. democratic socialists at work in a variety of fields. These and many other democratic socialists, among them Bernie Sanders, have played an important role in American life.

"In Search of America"

Roger Wright | Posted 07.12.2016 | Home
Roger Wright

Is there such thing as an American soul? And are you ready to find it tucked away in corners of the country you've never seen? If your answer is "Yes!" pick up Robert Wolf's latest book.

'Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good': A Talk With Jan Karon

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.03.2014 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Nine years ago, Jan Karon, the author of the hugely popular Mitford series of novels, announced that Light From Heaven (2005) would be the last Mitford book. Now, she's back with a new Mitford novel.

How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.02.2014 | Home
David Henry Sterry

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths.

The Carl Sandburg Literary Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.25.2013 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

In a time when reading seems to be less of a priority for people, it was heartening to see so many willing to give money to the Chicago Library Foundation and celebrate the Chicago Public Library and Chicago authors.

Meatless Monday: Meat Free Since '83, Chicago Diner Turns 30

Ellen Kanner | Posted 04.13.2013 | Home
Ellen Kanner

The large and varied menu has something for everyone, from the soul bowl for true veggie lovers to the vegan wingz for people who prefer meat alternatives that taste like meat. What Chicago Diner serves up "has a lot to do with the food we want to eat."

An Inauguration Week Poem That Deserves More Attention

John Lundberg | Posted 03.29.2013 | Home
John Lundberg

Here's hoping Sandburg's poem can inspire some sensible debate about addressing gun violence. At least, in a week of new beginnings, it's a good place to start.

The Poetry Of Travel

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.28.2013 | Home
Peter Mandel

Poetry. Poetry and travel. Do they go together? Are they secret lovers -- or at least good pals?

Who Wins Wars?

David Sable | Posted 01.26.2013 | Home
David Sable

Who wins wars? More importantly -- can a war, today, really be won? In the "old days," war was simple... populations were smaller, weapons were less...

How Sure Are You?

David Sable | Posted 01.19.2013 | Home
David Sable

Look -- having opinions is critical -- no one likes a waffling whinge. Having a POV at least gives you a place to begin a discussion and makes conversation interesting. But again -- how sure are you?

Four Poems for Autumn

John Lundberg | Posted 11.23.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

Here are poems by William Shakespeare, Robert Frost, William Blake and Carl Sandburg that explore what the fall can teach us about our humanity.

Three Poems for Memorial Day

John Lundberg | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

In honor of Memorial Day, I've selected two poems from the past and one from the present to help remember the sacrifices of our soldiers.

Carl Sandburg and Senior Reflections

The Crimson White | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
The Crimson White

I've been thinking about this column from the moment I submitted my first back in October of 2010. Then, and even as recently as a few months ago, I envisioned a giant, 800-word middle finger to the system as my final parting gift.

Interview with Poet Ryan G. Van Cleave: A New Anthology of Chicago Poetry

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.01.2012 | Home
Anis Shivani

I was really excited recently to get a copy of Ryan G. Van Cleave's City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry, one of the most dynamic and cohesive anthologies to come to my attention recently.

Big Shoulders in Chicago and Kabul

Kathy Kelly | Posted 02.18.2012 | Home
Kathy Kelly

NATO/G8 meetings are scheduled to take place from May 19-21 next year in Chicago. Plans are ramping up everywhere.

Behind the Scenes at the Chicago Literary Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It is wonderful to live in a city so rich of history, so rich of character, so rich of talent and art. But do we celebrate it enough?

Meatless Monday: Food Festival

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ellen Kanner

Until that magical day when plant-based food and poetry bump out pork and parties, meatless meals that preserve the planet and inspire art are still worth celebrating.

A Lesson for Those Who Would Lead America's Cities: Michael Scott Did Not Die in Vain

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

In this week of Harold Washington's death, 22 years ago, I can't help but think of Harold and Michael -- together. In this time of thanksgiving, what can we learn from two lives cut too short?

Carl Sandburg And The 'Rootabaga Stories': When Nonsense Prevails

The Poetry Foundation | Ross Simonini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ross Simonini The Poetry Foundation Nonsense is for everyone. It falls off the tongues of all speakers of all languages everywhere, from Hugo Ball in...

Eff-Rod: 'You Got a Nice Park There. Shame if Anything Happened to It'

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The governor may be able to de-Grinchify on the way out the door with a gesture for everyone who loves history, poetry, architecture and trees - rescind the Illinois public lands closings.

Obama and "The Chicago Way"

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Martin Nolan

How does Barack Obama fit into political Chicago? I found out at another convention, Boston's in 2004.