2020 Literary Landmarks

Edgar Allan Poe

  • Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum, Baltimore, Md. The last remaining home in Baltimore where the author lived (from 1832 to 1835). Stories written here include MS Found in a Bottle, Berenice, Morella, and The Coliseum.

William "Bill" Wallace

  • Centennial/Kids Place Park, Chickasha, Okla. Hometown of children's author William “Bill” Wallace (1947-2012), where he also worked as a teacher of fourth grade students.

Jupiter Hammon

  • Joseph Lloyd Manor, Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. Jupiter Hammon (1711—c. 1806), first published African-American poet, lived as an enslaved man at Lloyd Manor. There, he penned An Address to the Negroes of the State of New-York and An Essay on Slavery.

Robert J. Conley

  • Cushing Public Library, Cushing, Okla. Born in Cushing, Oklahoma, Robert J. Conley (1940-2014) was a member of the Cherokee Nation, Native American scholar, and the author of over 80 books, short stories and poems.