Walter Skold, left, and gravestone carver Michael Updike discuss the design of Skold's future tombstone, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Newbury, Mass. Skold drew inspiration from his visits to the graves of more than 600 poets for his own tombstone to be carved by the son of novelist John Updike. The design represents a poignant and humorous mishmash inspired by the graves of poets including John Keats, Herman Melville, Elizabeth Frost and Frances Osgood. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Walter Skold, left, and gravestone carver Michael Updike discuss the design of Skold's future tombstone, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Newbury, Mass. Skold drew inspiration from his visits to the graves of more than 600 poets for his own tombstone to be carved by the son of novelist John Updike. The design represents a poignant and humorous mishmash inspired by the graves of poets including John Keats, Herman Melville, Elizabeth Frost and Frances Osgood. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Someday he'll join them: Dead Poets Society founder gets tombstone

By DAVID SHARP The Associated Press
This article was published December 4, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

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

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