Digging Up America's Dead Poets Since 2009

The Grand Tour 2015 Starts May 30

follow the journey to 500 graves on our Grand Tour blog

6th Annual Dead Poets Remembrance Day

See National Holiday blog for event ideas and locations

Finding Frost: The Journey to 500 Graves

DPSA 10,000 Photograph Collections

Finding Frost Press Page

Top 15 US Poets' Graves

About Dead Poets Society of America

2015 National Holiday Blog

The Dead Poet Guy

Tombstone Art




Follow Dedgar the Poemobile to the 500th Poet's Grave!

After 6 years "On The Road" we are heading out on Saturday, May 30th, at Poe's Grave, for a 90-Day journey to 90 poets' graves, during which time we'll reach our 500th poet's grave on this pilgrimage of Finding Frost.

Join our e-mail sign up to get the daily updates from the road, as well as news about the progress of the feature documentary film "Finding Frost: Poets and Their Graves."

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A Literary History First
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The Dead Poets Grand Tour of 2009
15,000 miles...150 Graves in 90 Days

Tombstone Art Photos


Celebrate Dead Poets Remembrance Day 2015

The 2015 Local Dead Poets Remembrance Day celebrations will be whatever YOU make them to be, as local communities come up with their own creative ways to commemorate their past bards. Our blog has lots of links to past celebrations so that you can get some ideas of what is being done in other communities.

@ Meet at a poet's grave;

@ Meet in a bookstore or library

@ Make it part of a previously-scheduled poetry reading or literary celebration

@ Take poetry to a public park or place and hand out poems to read

About the Literary Holiday

The first National Dead Poets Remembrance Day (DPRD) was celebrated on October 7th, 2010 in various locations across the country. It developed after Dedgar The Poemobile and the Dead Poet Guy visited the graves of over 150 poets and with the endorsement of 20 former and then-current State Poets Laureate.

The holiday has grown since then into an annual celebration that seeks to remember and honor our nation's past poets through community readings of their works and remembrances of their lives. Celebrating Dead Poets Remembrance Day is a unique way to enrich our cultural commons by annually "digging up" the treasures of our poetic past and resurrecting them in the public imagination.

* The official date of the holiday is October 7th – the day that Edgar Allan Poe died, and the day that James Whitcomb Riley was born – however, since that often falls on a weekday, celebrations may be held on the weekend days closest to October 7th. The idea for Dead Poets Remembrance Day developed as mixture El Dia Des Los Muertos (Day of the Day), All Souls Day, and how various communities continue to celebrete their dead poets (see list below).