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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

Two Ex-Chicagoans and Sandurg’s Chicago

| April 7, 2009

In honor of National Poetry Month my friend author Mindy Withrow is posting a poem a day. Today it’s Carl Sandburg’s “Chicago.” Sandburg’s poem acknowledges that Chicago is indeed a wicked, crooked, brutal place; and yet, he slugs back at anyone who would make that the whole picture of his city. Chicago, he says, “like […]

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