One of the most celebrated poets of all time, Illinois' own Carl Sandburg wrote an epic poem in the 1930s titled, The People, Yes, which turned the everyday language of Americans into everlasting images on the page.
This presentation mixes some of the traditional folk songs preserved by Sandburg - who was also a folk song collector - and combines them with read selections from the Pulitzer Prized winning author and poet. The result is a compelling and entertaining musical portrait of the American essence, and especially the stories of the Midwestern heartland.
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Mark reads two poems by Sandburg and performs, "Wanderin'" at the Carl Sandburg Historic Site, Galesburg IL, March 2007. Filmed by Marquita Welch.