< html > The Associated Press
Bolivar Commercial
 LATEST NEWS
 Top Stories
 U.S.
  Severe Weather
  Bird Flu
 World
  Castro
  Mideast Crisis
  Iraq
 Business
 Personal Finance
 Technology
 Sports
  Sports Columns
  NASCAR
  Baseball
  College Hoops
  NBA
  NHL
  Tennis
  Golf
 Entertainment
 Health
 Science
 Politics
 Washington
 Offbeat
 Podcasts
 Blogs
 Weather
 Raw News
 NEWS SEARCH
 
 Archive Search
 SPECIAL SECTIONS
 Multimedia Gallery
 AP Video Network
 Today
 in History
 Corrections
Dec 1, 12:53 AM EST

Someday he'll join them: Poets Society head gets tombstone


AP Photo
AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty

Latest News
Someday he'll join them: Poets Society head gets tombstone

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) -- The founder of the Dead Poets Society of America is preparing for the day he'll become a dead poet - by getting a tombstone.

Walter Skold, of Freeport, Maine, is drawing inspiration from his visits to the graves of more than 600 bards for his own tombstone to be carved by the son of novelist John Updike.

The design created in collaboration with Michael Updike features traditional and modern styles, Latin and Hebrew letters, Greek Muses and a biblical quote from St. Paul.

One day, it'll be placed on Skold's final resting place in Pennsylvania.

Skold, who's moving to Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, began visiting and documenting the graves of poets in 2009 in an effort to draw attention to dead and largely forgotten bards.

© 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.