Celebrate the 8th Annual
National Poets Remembrance Day!
Join Nationwide Poetry Readings
at the Gravesites or Homes of American Poets

on October 7th to 9th, 2017

Complete info at National DPRD Blog

1. Celebrate your State's poetic heritage and join with thousands nationwide 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 ( 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 :)



..... . ..... Also, you can help nrich our culture and help document over 400 poets' gravesites
..... . ..... in the US and elsewhere.

Visit the Maps Below to Find a Poet's Grave Near You.


Eastern US Poets' Graves



Southern US Poets' Graves

southern Map

Midwestern US Poets Graves


Western US Poets' Graves



If you have new names of poets to add to the maps,
please e-mail the name (and location of grave, if you know it) to: info (at) deadpoes dot org

We Made Literary History!
The Dead Poets Grand Tour 2010 from April 23rd to May 24th
6,000 miles, 21 States and 13 Poets Laureate Reading

Read historical updates from the Tour on our Blog

Read the Report of the 2010 Grand Tour


2010 Remembrance Day Events

Remembering Maine's Island Poets - Sunrise to Sunset on Maine Coast, Oct. 7th

The Great Boston Poetry Marathon of 2010 - Sunrise to Sunset, Oct. 11th

Remembering the Poets of the Granite State - At historic Frost Farm, Oct. 10th

Other events and readings organized by State Poets Laureate: 10/6 Ft. Collings, CO;.10/9 Mobile, Al.; 10/7 Milwaukee, Wis.; Kansas, Indiana, & Los Angeles, CA.;

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