Traveling in the Footsteps of Famous Poets

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by Travel_and_Outdoors

House of Walt Whitman in Camden, MEApril is National Poetry Month and one fun way of planning your trip is to travel in the footsteps of a famous poet! Back in 2004 the Academy of American Poets identified 31 landmarks dedicated to poets and their work. Among them are birthplaces, museums, libraries and places of poetic inspiration.



WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892). - American Poet. Whitman's House At 328 Mickle Street In Camden, New Jersey. Photograph, C1890.. Fine Art.Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 27 Mar 2013.

  1. Berkley Poetry Walk, Berkeley, CA
  2. City Lights Book Shop, San Francisco, CA
  3. Robinson Jeffers Tor House, Carmel, CA
  4. Wallace Stevens's hometown, Hartford, CT
  5. Homes of Elizabeth Bishop, James Merrill, Wallace Stevens, Tennessee Williams, & Shel Silverstein, Key West, FL
  6. Sidney Lanier Cottage, Macon, GA
  7. Carl Sandburg Cottage, Galesburg, IL
  8. Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, Chicago, IL
  9. Langston Hughes's hometown, Lawrence, KS
  10. Robert Penn Warren Birthplace Museum, Guthrie, KY
  11. Emily Dickinson's home, Amherst, MA
  12. The Search for Anne Bradstreet, Essex County, MA
  13. Grolier Poetry Bookshop, Cambridge, MA
  14. George Edward Woodberry Poetry Room, Lamont Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  15. The Longfellow House, Cambridge, MA
  16. McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA
  17. Edna St. Vincent Millay's home, Camden, ME
  18. Theodore Roethke's house, Saginaw, MI
  19. Robert Hayden's bus route, Ann Arbor, MI
  20. Dixon Bar, Dixon, MT
  21. The Frost Place, Franconia, NH
  22. Walt Whitman House, Camden, NJ
  23. William Carlos Williams's hometown, Rutherford, NJ
  24. George Moses Horton's home, Chatham County, NC
  25. American Poets' Corner, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
  26. Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY
  27. White Horse Tavern, New York, NY
  28. Paul Laurence Dunbar House, Dayton, OH
  29. James Wright's hometown, Martins Ferry, OH
  30. The California Gulch Trail, La Grande, OR
  31. Marianne Moore Collection, Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA

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Library Resources:

Novel Destinations Novel Destinations - Literary Landmarks from Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West


Traveling Literary America Traveling Literary America - A Complete Guide to Literary Landmarks


My Bookstore My Bookstore - Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop

A Skeptic's Guide to Writers' Houses A Skeptic's Guide to Writers' Houses


Freud's Couch, Scott's Buttocks, Brontë's Grave Freud's Couch, Scott's Buttocks, Brontë's Grave


San Francisco San Francisco - A Cultural History

~ written by Lora

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