The Day Carl Sandburg Died is a dynamic exploration into the life and work of the iconic American, Carl Sandburg. From an impoverished youth on the prairie of Illinois to the halls of Congress and the Ed Sullivan Show, it was a tale of perseverance and success. During his lifetime he was revered, becoming one of the most successful writers of the 20th century. But when he died, in 1967 his legacy suffered an unusual an inexplicably fast decline. His work was disparaged and his remarkable life all but forgotten. But if Sandburg was forgotten, he is now being remembered and rediscovered by writers, artists, scholars, performers, taking a new look at the complex and truly unparalleled life of Carl Sandburg.