The Grand Tour 2009


Poets' Graves Visited ...............................150
States Visited                                          ....23
State Poet Laureates
Interviewed                 9
Birthplaces/Museums Visited                      34
Miles Traveled                                      15,000
Of the 150 poets documented:
Poetry Pulitzer Prize Winners                     36
US Poet Laureates                                     16

Interviews with Poets and State poet Laureates

Poets: Samuel Foss  Providence, RI
Sarah Helen Whitman Providence, RI
Lisa Starr, State Poet Laureatte (PL)

Frank O'Hara Long Island, NY
Carol Muske-Dukes , California PL

Gwendolyn  Brooks
Delores Kendrick, DC Poet Laureate

Anne Spencer  Lynchburg City, VA
Poet Jim Peterson

Randall Jarrell Norh Carolina
Poet and UNC Teacher Stuart Dischell

Henry Timrod  Columbia S.C.
Interview in Charleston, SC
PL Marjory Wentworth,

at Magnolia Cemetery

Allen Tate, Sewanee, TN
Wyatt Prunty, Poet and Professor
University of the South
Director of the Sewanee Writers' Conference

John Ryan Seawright
Coleman Barks

Interview with Maggie Vaughn,
PL of Tennessee

Arthur Davison Ficke Davenport,Iowa
PL of Iowa, Mary Swander

Gwendolyn Brooks, Chicago,  IL
Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Poet, Professor,
Chairman Third World Press, Chicago
Quraysh Ali Lansana, Chicago: Poet
Director Gwendolyn Brooks Center
for Black Literature/ Creative Writing,

James Whitcomb Riley Indianapolis, IN
Former Indiana PL, Joyce Brinkman

Dudley Randall
Naomi Long Madgett, Detroit City PL

Robert Frost
Pat Faringold, former New Hampshire PL