Chicago Poems. Carl Sandburg.

Chicago Poems

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1916. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine / No Jacket. Item #2314001

First edition, later state (no 3' 16 on ad page, per Merle Johnson's American First Editions). Ink name on front endpaper.

xi, 183 pp. Author's first book. "In his ability to concentrate a whole story or picture or character within the compass of a few lines, Mr. Sandburg's work compares favorably with the best achievements of the recent successful American poets. It is, however, distinguished by its trenchant note of social criticism and by its vision of a better social order." "Chicago Poems is a 1916 collection of poetry by Carl Sandburg, his first by a mainstream publisher. Sandburg moved to Chicago in 1912 after living in Milwaukee, where he had served as secretary to Emil Seidel, Milwaukee's Socialist mayor."

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