Poet, musician, and dramatist Abraham “Tato” Laviera, one of the greatest representatives of the Nuyorican movement, died on November 1 (Día de los Muertos in the Catholic calendar) at New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital, his family announced. Mr. Laviera, who had been bed-ridden and unconscious for most of this year, suffered from advanced diabetes.
Friend and former US Poet Laureate Daniel Hoffman was a great supporter of the Dead Poets Society of America. In the summer of 2010 I had the privilege of taping him for a day as he visited some of his favorite places around Cape Rosier and read some poetry. I have begun a video album with these readings, which will be added to after his October memorial service in October 2013.
From today's article: Dead Poets Remembrance Day is a new literary holiday that was started by
Maine poet and filmmaker Walter Skold and 13 State Poets Laureate three
years ago, after Skold conducted a three-month tour of 150 poets’
graves. “The holiday hasn’t gone viral yet nationally,” says Skold, “But
here in New England more people have taken part in the celebrations
each year and really seem to enjoy it.”
How many of these dead poets to YOU know? They are half of the 44 that will be celebrated on the 3rd annual Dead Poets Remembrance Day this October 7th and 8th.
Dennis Brutus -
Harriet Elizabeth Spofford
- Charles Sprague
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
- Clarence Manning Falt
-Marsden Hartley -
Rev. Timothy Flint -
George Edward Woodberry
- Alfonzo Lewis
- Enoch Mudge
- Joseph Nye
- Antoinette Purinton
- Gamaliel Bradford VI
- William Alfred -
Buckminster Fuller -
- Thomas Higginson -
John Pierpont, Sr.
-James Freeman Clarke -
Amos Niven Wilder -
Walter Beckman Pedersen
Just in time for the 202nd Anniversary of Poe's Birthday we've posted six new videos related to Poe: his three burials, his ideas on aesthetics, some sources for his horror stories, the cemetery where "Helen" and the Allan family is buried, movie posters, and more.
The eleven celebrations (that I'm aware of) of the first Dead Poets Remembrance Day marked a very successful launch of the literary holiday.
More photos and posts will be added in the days to come. The Great Boston Poetry Marathon was a great day of sunshine and poetry and the Remembering the Poets of the Granite State event was also a smash! Many thanks to all who particicpated. See -- and Hear You -- next year!