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!
Word from Colorado State Poet Laureate, Mary Crow, that on October 6th residents in Ft. Collins will gather to read from the poetry of Thomas Hornsby Ferril and Ed Dorn, as well as poetry from other favorite non-Colorado poets.
Welcome aboard the Dead Poets Remembrance Train Colorado! Mary makes the 19th State Poet Laureate to endorse the holiday, and Kevin Stein, the laureate of Illinois, marks 20!
Dan Beachy-Quick will host the historic event and poets reading include: Bill Tremblay, Matthew Cooperman, Aby Kapang, Francisco Leal, Veronica Patterson, Fernando Valerio-Holguin, and Lisa Zimmerman.
Come hear a dozen of New Hampshire's best poets read the poetry of Jane Kenyon, Odgen Nash, Robert Lowell, Celia Thaxter, Robert Frost, Scott Mowrer, May Sarton, Richard Eberhart, Phillip Booth, and more, in this National Historic Landmark.
All are welcome to attend the reading. There is a fee of $4 (NH resident) or $5 (non NH resident) to enter to Farm, which is truly one of the best-kept literary sites in the country.
Many thanks to S. Stephanie, poet and wife of NH Poet Laureate, Walter Butts, and Bill Gleed, manager of the Frost Farm and co-founder of the Hyla Brook Poets, for putting this event together.