A Geographical Tour of Literary America

The Grand Tour of Literary Landmarks resulted from my students' success with another project that we called "Poetic License with THE AMAZING RACE." This new journey also begins and ends in my students' hometown. Chosen writers are specific to our curriculum and texts; however, teachers can adapt new selections to their students' needs. Side images are their original work. Photo images at each destination go directly to official sites or to the slideshows of my own travel photos. The main sources of written material here are www.Poets.org and Adventures in American Literature, Heritage Edition and Pegasus Edition.

Garrettsville, Ohio

On the literary map, travel from Clyde to Garrettsville, Ohio.


# _____________ Miles to Garrettsville, Ohio

$ _____________ Cost for Gasoline to Garrettsville, Ohio

Visit Hart Crane at www.Poets.org and fill-in-the-blanks.

"Born in Garrettsville, Ohio, Harold Hart Crane combined the influences of European literature and traditional versification with his own American sensibility. Publication of ____________ in 1930 brought Crane accolades."

"Hart Crane was a highly anxious and volatile child. He began writing verse in his early teenage years, and though he __________________________, he read regularly on his own, digesting the works of the Elizabethan dramatists and poets—______________________—and the nineteenth-century French poets. His father, a candy manufacturer, attempted to dissuade him from a career in poetry, but Crane was determined to follow his passion to write."

Read "To Brooklyn Bridge"