Springfield, Illinois Dead Poets Day Celebration Details:
Sunday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m., Springfield Poets and Writers invites everyone and anyone to the grave of Poet Vachel Lindsay to celebrate Dead Poets Remembrance Day. This year's theme is "Long Live our Dead Poets." We invite you to read one Vachel Lindsay poem. You may also write a poem about Vachel Lindsay to submit to our anthology (and $10 includes membership) and if there is time we'll have you read it. Lindsay's grave is located in Oak Ridge Cemetery directly north of Abraham Lincoln's tomb. Follow the road behind the tomb, up the hill and turn left. The grave is not far and on the left. It states "POET."