A Cemetery Wording Expedition with Alex Thurman

July 14, 2021

Where can you find a bull, badger, and fox in a graveyard? Word fiends will know. During the pandemic, librarian Alex Thurman discovered Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery and its fascinating grave marker inscriptions that happened to be common English words. Before he knew it, his lockdown interest resulted in the creation of Green-Wood Glossary: A Wording Expedition, a photography project that captured his unique finds. Join Alex this evening, along with Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman, for a quirky look at the cemetery’s monuments and permanent residents.

Image credit: Green-wood Glossary

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).