October 18, 2018
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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)