Preview: Loyola University Chicago to Celebrate Carl Sandburg’s Chicago Poems


Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.

Flinging magnetic curses amid the toil of piling job on job, here is a tall bold slugger set vivid against the little soft cities…”

– Carl Sandburg, “Chicago

The Friends of Loyola University Chicago (LUC) Libraries will celebrate the centennial of Carl Sandburg’s Chicago Poems with “Singing So Proud” on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 6 p.m. on the 4th floor of Klarcheck Information Commons of LUC’s Lake Shore Campus, 6501 N. Kenmore Avenue. The event will also support the Loyola University Chicago Libraries. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served prior to dinner and poetry at 7 p.m.

Illinois Poet Laureate, Kevin Stein, PhD, will speak on “Sandburg’s Chicago Poems: The Poetics of Populism,” and poetry readings will be provided by Hon. Toni Preckwinkle, Nike Whitcomb, Hon. Jesse White, and other luminaries.

To purchase tickets,  visit or call (773) 508-2641. Complimentary parking will be available in the main garage, accessible via the campus entrance at 1032 W. Sheridan Road.

Brianna Kratz
Brianna Kratz

Brianna Kratz has a B.A. in English Writing from Illinois Wesleyan University where she learned the importance of "the poetic turn," the difference between thee and you, and how to read Middle English. She lives on the Internet where you can find her on Twitter and Lens & Ink.