The initial report of the historic Dead Poets Grand Tour 2010 is now online.
It chronicles all the places visited and the names of the poets read. From the Report:
"We started on Shakespeare’s birthday, in Portland, Maine, the 23rd of April, and we ended with a bang 6,500 miles later at the first Boston Poetry Marathon, May 25th. During those 34 days, and with the cooperation of 13 current and former State Poets Laureate, we held a Dead Poets Bash in 19 different States and visited 43 cemeteries!
The Grand Tour map can be accessed at the top left corner of the Dead Poets Society of America blog: http://deadpoets.typepad.com/dpsablog/
The other readings and interviews we held at poets’ graves and houses were really great as well, including the Lorine Niedecker home, the Carl Sandburg home, the E.L. Masters home, the Sidney Lanier house, The Virginia Military Institute, The Poe Museum, the Longfellow House and the Woodberry Poetry Room, at Harvard.All totaled we visited the graves of 75 American poets, and heard the amazing poetry of over 100 American poets read. Dedgar and the crew kept up a pace of just over 191.18 miles per day and 2 poets’ graves per day!