R.I.P. Walter Skold, founder of the Dead Poets Society

Walter Skold, quirky founder of the Dead Poets Society of America, dies after ordering his own tombstone – AP – Los Angeles Times – 1/26/18

“A month after commissioning his own tombstone, the quirky founder of the Dead Poets Society of America has died.

 

“…Known as the ‘Dead Poets Guy,’ Skold visited the final resting places of more than 600 poets after launching the Dead Poets Society in 2008 in Maine, drawing inspiration for the name from the 1989 Robin Williams movie.

 

“Along the way, Skold drew attention to bards and poetry while producing a massive repository of information on poets’ final resting places.”

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