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Poets do their own version of Sandburg’s ‘Chicago’

Carl Sandburg's poem "Chicago" turned 100 in March. In 1914, Poetry magazine published the work, and introduced the world to the "City of Big Shoulders". While we may no longer be "hog butcher for the world", Chicago's profile continues to fascinate, divide, welcome and challenge visitors and residents. We asked listeners to submit their poems about what Chicago means to them. Three local poets selected the best work, and we’ll hear from the winner. We’ll also talk to Robert Polito from the Poetry Foundation about the significance of Sandburg’s work, and how poetry has evolved over the last century. (Photo: Flickr/sldownard)

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