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Clinton Presidential Center, photo courtesy of reader Joni Hewitt

Poetry is often the first form of writing to rise from pain. Arkansas, with its scenic vistas and history of poverty, brought about some of America’s greatest poets, such as Maya Angelou and Miller Williams. It also gave us children’s literature and the first US president to focus on adult and workplace literacy, President Bill Clinton.

The Arkansas Author Adventures Trail includes a variety of places revealing grief, growth, and glory, ranging from segregating railroad tracks to a presidential library, from a home of married writers to an academic institution.

Click any link below for author and place information.

A. Miller Williams, Fayetteville
B. Bill Clinton, Hope and Little Rock
C. John Gould Fletcher and Charlie May Simon, Little Rock
D. Maya Angelou, Stamps

Come visit the Arkansas Author Adventures Trail!


Here is a timeline of the Arkansas historical sites:

Major literary moments © Author Adventures