Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Poe Roundup (HPL's idol)

News excerpts.

Poe Toaster is 'Nevermore': No gift of cognac and roses left at poet's grave, ending decades-long tradition
By Liz F. Kay | liz.kay@baltsun.com
Baltimore Sun
8:36 a.m. EST, January 19, 2010
"Longtime tribute to Edgar Allan ends with the absence of the "Poe Toaster (for more than half a century has marked the poet's birthday by laying roses and a bottle of cognac at his original grave site). The first time since Jan. 19, 1949 that the person failed to arrive."


Poe kin to have say on city with best claim to legacy
Descendants will announce preference at Poe Museum in Va.
January 10, 2010
By Chris Kaltenbach | chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com
"Saturday in Richmond, Va., Poe's actual descendants will announce which city - whether Baltimore, Boston, New York, Philadelphia or Richmond - has the greatest claim to their illustrious ancestor."


Nothing grim about this guy
By: Gwen Shrift

A cheerful watercolor portrait from around 1843 is none other than Edgar Allan Poe, author of such macabre. This likeness, by portraitist A.C. Smith, was purchased for a few dollars from an estate and is expected to fetch $50,000 or more at auction this weekend. According to the Associated Press, the portrait shows Poe as the successful — and apparently charming — man of letters that he was in the mid-19th century.

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