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Mag by Carl Sandburg | Poets.org
Carl Sandburg's "Mag" was first published in his collection Chicago Poems (1916). This volume, along with Cornhuskers (1918) and Smoke and Steel (1920), established Sandburg's reputation as a talented free verse poet, known for portraying industrial America.
Carl Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois, on Jan. 6, 1878. Sandburg received a Pulitzer Prize for his biography on Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln: The War Years (Harcourt, Brace & World, 1939), and a second Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for his Complete Poems (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950). Carl Sandburg died in 1967.