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Maine Poet to Visit Poets’ Graves

| April 1, 2014

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A Maine poet and filmmaker plans to visit and film more than 80 poets’ graves in 11 western states. Freeport resident Walter Skold, a 53-year-old former middle school computer teacher, says the journey will bring his total number of graves visited to 400. He and his 26-year-old son, Simon, leave April 7. Skold says his ultimate goal is to document 500 dead poets’ graves in all corners of the country. Skold will travel as far as California in Dedgar, a Dodge Sprinter that he also calls “the Poemobile.” D.H. Lawrence and Charles Bukowski are two big names on the tour. He calls himself “the Dead Poet Guy” and began visiting poets’ graves in 2009.

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