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.

Guthrie, Kentucky

On the literary map, travel from Atlanta, Georgia, to Guthrie, Kentucky.


# _____________ Miles to Guthrie, Kentucky

$ _____________ Cost for Gasoline to Guthrie, Kentucky

Visit Robert Penn Warren at www.Poets.org and fill-in-the-blanks.

"Robert Penn Warren was born in Guthrie, Todd County, Kentucky, on April 24, __________. He entered Vanderbilt University in 1921, where he became the youngest member of the group of Southern poets called The Fugitives were advocates of ___________________________ tradition and based their poetry and critical perspective on classical aesthetic ideals."

"Though regarded as one of the best poets of his generation, Warren was better known as a novelist and received tremendous recognition for ___________________, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in _______. As his Southern background was exchanged for a later life spent in _____________, with homes in Fairfield, Connecticut and Stratton, Vermont, Warren's youthful conservatism eventually gave way to more ________ views, both aesthetically and socially."

Listen to "The Nature of a Mirror."