Carl Sandburg was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, poet and editor. While he’s considered to be one of the major figures of contemporary literature, his works aren't as well known as other literary luminaries.
But one Milwaukee actor hopes to change that. Jonathan Gillard Daly's one-man show, "The Eagle in Me," recreates Sandburg's own traveling show which journeyed through the heart of America showcasing his poetry and vast collection of American folk songs.
"He's a real blank slate for a lot of people, so I thought it would be great to just not imitate him, but imitate that style and reveal this man through his own words," says Daly.
He discusses Sandburg's ties to Milwaukee, Sandburg's body of work, and his legacy with Lake Effect's Bonnie North:
"The Eagle in Me: An Evening of Carl Sandburg” is written by and starring Daly. The play has its world premiere Thursday, Sept. 27 at In Tandem Theatre.