Dead in Good Company: Celebrating Mt. Auburn Cemetery


More than the resting place of many literary and celebrated public figures, Mount Auburn is an oasis of horticultural splendor, serenity and birds. Dead in Good Company, is a collection of essays, poems and wildlife photographs by local writers and photographers celebrating America’s first garden cemetery. Dan Shaughnessy’s Hi, Neighbor. Have a ‘Gansett honors famed sportscaster and Peabody Award-winner Curt Gowdy, who is buried here. One writer reflects on her favorite gravestone, which simply reads, “She Tried.” The essays are often deeply personal. In No Kin of Mine, Pulitzer Prize winner Megan Marshall writes, “Although I have no ancestors or family members buried here, Mount Auburn Cemetery still serves as a lush garden of memories for me. Does it matter that none of them are my own?” “Our goal with this whole project is to show Mount Auburn Cemetery as a place of life and death and rebirth and transformation,” says co-editor Kim Nagy. Join Nagy and co-editor John Harrison as well as Arlington author Gary Goshgarian (aka Gary Braver) and local historian Dee Morris, contributors to the collection, as they share their love of  “Sweet Auburn.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Note: Join Dee Morris’ Walking Tour through Mount Auburn Cemetery on Sunday, April 24.

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