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"He talks of the American scene and in the American idiom,” says Dave Garroway, of Sandburg. “He could talk no other way.” - Listen to the "Meet Carl Sanburg" podcast now. (photo: University of Illinois, The Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

"Trying to write briefly about Carl Sandburg," said a friend of the poet, "is like trying to picture the Grand Canyon in one black and white snapshot."