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i love this recording of sandburg's early poems. his humanity is raw in many of the poems, it is sometimes hard to imagine he was ever young! i have purchased many books of poetry on audibles but this is the first time i felt compelled to find the poems online and print them. not all of them, but some i just needed to see in print again. i used to have a first edition of this book and gave it to a young poet when i wasn't so very old myself. i hope he has cherished it, and i write this review in the same hope.
don't be put off by what the description says. sandburg, in these poems and many others, becomes the voice of what he hears in the street. he is turning the sound of the street, the sound of suffering, into poetry through the mechanics of his own understanding heart. i cannot say it fiercely enough: no one needs to apologize for carl sandburg or his language.
the reader is wonderful as well. he is endlessly interesting. bravo!
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