Poetry Review: “The South Wind Says So” by Carl Sandburg

Some long-time readers of MontanaWriter may remember that last summer, coming home from a family vacation in The Smoky Mountains, Sue and I visited Carl Sandburg’s birthplace in Galesburg, Illinois. Moved by the experience I purchased a volume of Sandburg’s complete poems the following … Continue reading

Poetry Review: “Wingtip” by Carl Sandburg

There are poets I love because they represent elusive/ideal/transcendent/otherworldly beauty: Yeats, Keats, Shelley, Milton, Blake, Byron. There are other poets I love because they represent familiar/democratic (small “d”)/transubstatiated/thisworldly beauty: Kooser, Heaney, Whitman, Frost, and Sandburg. I still have my first volume … Continue reading