2018 One city, one poet:

Carl Sandburg


highlights from 2018

Woodstock celebrated National Poetry Month by weaving the poetry of Carl Sandburg into the fabric of our town. Here are some of the event highlights from April.

Thanks to everyone who took part.


Songs from Carl Sandburg’s American Songbag

Woodstock Public Library

La Poesia por Hispanohablantes

Woodstock Public Library

Poetry Writing Workshop

with Mojdeh Stoakley, Director of the National Poetry Slam

Ethereal Confections

Sandburg Speaks to the Present: Reading & Discussion

Read Between the Lynes

Poetry and Mental Health

Woodstock Public Library

It’s Time to Rhyme

Woodstock Public Library

The Day Carl Sandburg Died

Woodstock Public Library

Sandburg Storytime

Read Between the Lynes

Woodstock Folk Festival Invitational

Unity Spiritual Center

Woodstock Wild Walks: The Land Speaks in Verse

Donato Conservation Area

Live and Local: Shoulder to Shoulder with Sandburg

Old Courthouse Arts Center



The collaborative poem was created by members of the community. We hauled our little typewriter all over town; it turned up in coffee shops, hair salons, farmers markets, and lunch rooms. All sorts of people sat down to add a line. Here's the poem our town created: