Literacy Matters Vol 24 Winter 2024

Texts from and about J. Drew Lanham, SCWriter and Ornithologist Title Genre Source Information

The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature (Lanham, 2017)

Nonfiction / memoir

Sparrow Envy (Lanham, 2021)

Book of poetry

“Creative Bio Sketch” (Lanham, n.d.)

Personal Website

“J. Drew LLanham, Black Birder” (home page title) Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn Grant, from PBS

“A Chicken Saved My Life” (Wynn-Grant, 2022) “9 Rules for the Black Birdwatcher” (Lanham, 2013)

Podcast interview

Magazine article

Written by Lanham, published in Orion , 2013 Written by Lanham, published in Vanity Fair , 2020

Literacy Matters General Articles “Nine New Revelations for the Black American BirdWatcher” (Lanham, 2020)

Magazine article

Webpage with links

Links to four articles written by Lanham, published in Audubon Magazine

“J. Drew Lanham: Contributor, Audubon Magazine” (National Audubon Society, 2023) “Bird Expert and Poet Drew Lanham on How He’s Inspired by the Natural World” (Brown & Davenport, 2023)

From PBS NewsHour

Video interview

Webpage with links and video interview From Sea Grant, North Carolina Coastwatch, NC State University

“Ecology, Psychology, and the Art of Being You” (Pharr, 2023)

Note . Suggested courses for this author study: English III or IV, Freshman Composition Courses

Table 4 J. Drew Lanham Author Study

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Dungy, C. (2012). Characteristics of life . GetLit. poemdetail/39/

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