The People, Yes

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The People, Yes
Carl Sandburg, The People, Yes, cover.jpg
First edition
AuthorCarl Sandburg
PublisherHarcourt, Brace & Company (US)
Publication date
Media typePrint

The People, Yes is a book-length poem written by Carl Sandburg and published in 1936. The 300 page work is thoroughly interspersed with references to American culture, phrases, and stories (such as the legend of Paul Bunyan). Published at the height of the Great Depression, the work lauds the perseverance of the American people in notably plain-spoken language. It was written over an eight-year period and Sandburg’s last major book of poetry.[1][2]


  1. ^ "The People, Yes". Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  2. ^ "The People, Yes - Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)". April 14, 2015. Retrieved 2018-12-27.