Monday, November 24, 2008

Carl Sandburg's Poetry

Cover art usually accompanies novels, but what if individual poems could also have cover art? Let's look at Carl Sandburg's poems.

Choose one of Carl Sandburg's poems from the list on Poetry Foundation:

How could you represent the main ideas of this poem in a drawing?

Use Literary Graffiti to create "cover art" for the poem.

Example of what it might look like:

Here is a larger version of the picture on Flickr.


There is a collection of cover art for Carl Sandburg found here, a discography of his musical works. What do the covers suggest about Carl Sandburg?

Learn more about Carl Sandburg from one the best resources for poetry on the web: Modern American Poetry.

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