1. Celebrate your State's poetic heritage and join with thousands nationwide
....by gathering with friends at a poet's grave or other location near you.
2. Attend one of the state events, or organize one of your own.
.....(Details of local events will be found on the National DPRD blog)
Dead Poets Remembrance Day, the national literary holiday dedicated to remembering our past poets, is meant to be a celebration "from the ground up." Meaning, the holiday has taken hold among people in local communities who honor the poetic gift that lived in local and regional poets.
While some past DPRD events have been planned in conjunction with State Arts Agencies, most events take place in conjunction with state Poets Laureate, poetry associations and interested individuals.
So, plan your own events and, as the former Kansas Poet Laureate, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg said: "Long Live our Dead Poets!" E-mail us here at the Dead Poets Society of America (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll post the details of your reading, whether large or small.
-- Meet at a poet's grave;
--Meet in a bookstore or library;
--Make the holiday part of a regularly-scheduled poetry or literary event;
--Meet in a public park or space and invite people to read poetry out loud
Be Creative! Our dead poets were, and they appreciate your concern :)