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The Dead Poets Society of America is a place to share photos, stories, and video about the graves of American poets. We also focus on their poetry related to death, cemeteries, and elegy.
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Here is a partial list of some of the poets who died since last October 7th. This is not a complete list, as it focuses on US poets, and of course there are always local and regional poets whose deaths do not make national obituaries. Max Ritvo ; Sir Geoffrey... Continue reading
Pictures from all the graves visited on the Graves of Southern Poets Grand Tour are now viewable online at our Flickr Collection. The last blog was grave #483, but there are new pictures going up to grave #530! Continue reading
Here is a partial list of the (mostly) US poets who have died since the last Dead Poets Remembrance Day. It includes William Jay Smith, James Tate, Franz Wright, Claudia Emerson, Mark Strand, Galway Kinnell, Ronald Loewinsohn, Henry Braun, Judith... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at The Dead Poets Society of America
Celebrate Dead Poets Remembrance Day Dead Poets Remembrance Day, the national literary holiday dedicated to remembering our past poets, is a celebration of people in local communities who honor the poetic gift of regional and national poets. Groups can: --... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at The Dead Poets Society of America
Here is a partial list of the (mostly) US Poets who have died since the 5th Dead Poets Remembrance Day: William Jay Smith, Bill Kushner, Lee Harwood, James Tate, Franz Wright, Claudia Emerson, Mark Strand, Allan Kornblum, Galway Kinnell, Ronald Loewinsohn, Henry Braun, Howard Guttenplan, Judith Kitchen, Suzette Elgin, Elise... Continue reading
National Poets Remembrance Day is a Literary holiday now in its 7th year. Participation grows each year, and you can read more of the history of the holiday to learn more Continue reading
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What a fine, fun, fantastic day was had in Mobile, Alabama, as Sue Walker and literary friends organized a reading and celebration at the grave of Eugene Walter. Continue reading
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Hubert Creekmore was a Classics scholar and translator. His grave is in Jackson, Mississippi. Circled what I thought was a funny passage: Continue reading
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I had a fabulous time at the grave of the amazing African-American poet, Margaret Walker. Continue reading
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Turner Cassity's grave was very difficult to find for some reason! Maybe I needed the exercise in the 99-degree heat? Continue reading
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Everette Maddox is buried in the back courtyard of the Maple Leaf Bar, where he spent many drunken days and nights writing his poems on napkins. Continue reading
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The large mausoleum of Poet and Painter, Stan Rice, in New Orleans, has several of his poems written on the side: Continue reading
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Atlanta, Georgia. Ernest Abner Hartsock has a marvelous poem on his gravestone: Continue reading
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There is no marker at the grave of Welborn Victor Jenkins, in Atlanta. Continue reading
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Albery Whitman was an African-American pastor and poet whose remarkable work is today largely unknown: Continue reading
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Frank Stanton was Georgia's first Poet Laureate. Pretty cool epitaph on his grave, which is in Atlanta. Continue reading
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NC PL Arthur Talmadge Abernathy Continue reading
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NC Poet Laureate, James Pearson, was also a fine printer: Continue reading
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Dedgar and I visited Randall Jarrell's grave in Greensboro. Our first time there was in 2009, where this video was taken. Continue reading