The Great Boston Poetry Marathon of 2010

In the Boston area, the Dead Poets Society of America, in cooperation with various groups and institutions, is planning to hold the Great Boston Poetry Marathon of 2010 on Monday, October 11th.  Starting at sunrise, in Gloucester, and ending at sunset, on Author’s Ridge, poets and poetry lovers will gather in six main locations to read from the works of 45 of the great poets of Massachusetts. These poets represent every historical era since colonial days and their work represents almost every genre of poetry written since then.

Among the forty-five poets to be honored are: Lucy Larcom, Anne Bradstreet, Edgar Allan Poe, Louis May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson and John Boyle O’Reilly.

Check out tomorow’s poetry reading schedule for Gloucester, Beverly, Salem, Concord, the Boston Irish Famine Memorial and Mt. Auburn Cemetery here.