As little demons, ghosts, and devils prepare to roam through the neighborhood, Poets.org descends into fire and brimstone with a new essay on Poems about the Underworld. Allow Poets.org to guide you through the abyss with a frightful collection of poems from Virgil’s Aeneid and Dante’s Inferno to contemporary work by authors such as Louise Glück, Rita Dove, Jack Spicer, and Dana Levin. On the web at: www.poets.org/hell
Enter a haunted village where witches stir cauldrons and goblins fill their baskets with enchanted fruit. Listen to spooky readings of poems by Christina Rossetti, Ben Jonson, William Shakespeare on the special podcast for All Hallows Eve. On the web at: www.poets.org/poetcast
Find out which poets will be haunting your street this Halloween. You won’t need a crystal ball to uncover the authors entombed in your area. Instead, consult Poets.org’s Guide to Poets’ Graves. Find the jagged boulder that marks Ralph Waldo Emerson’s burial place and locate the library where the ashes of Langston Hughes lie beneath the floorboards. Take a trip to the graveyard to see the spare stone above the final resting place of E. E. Cummings, the tulip-strewn tomb of Sylvia Plath, and the wildly overgrown grave of Walt Whitman.
On the web at: www.poets.org/graves