Gwendolyn Brooks & Carl Sandburg (c. 1964)

April 20, 2018, 11:00 pm

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The Best of Studs Terkel returns to 1964 and to two different conversations, each with a great 20th Century American poet.

The Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) program opens as she recites her 1945 poem, Negro Hero.

Studs gathered his discussion with Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) on his portable tape recorder, and their free form dialogue touched on Sandburg’s massive collection of folk songs The American Songbag, his commercial recordings, Chicago, Beatniks, and more.