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.

Stamps, Arkansas

On the literary map, travel from Clarksdale, Mississippi, to Stamps, Arkansas.


# _____________ Miles to Stamps, Arkansas

$ _____________ Cost for Gasoline to Stamps, Arkansas

Visit Maya Angelou at www.Poets.org and fill-in-the-blanks.

"Maya Angelou was born _____________________________ in _______________________________, on April 4, 1928. She grew up in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas."

"She is an author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist. She is best known for her autobiographical books, especially _________________________________ (1969), which was nominated for the National Book Award."

Read “Alone.”

What is the refrain?