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Was Edgar Allan Poe robbed?

On “The Airship” literary blog on Oct. 21, 2014, the writer Nicholas Laskin begins a story about the demise of Edgar Allan Poe as follows: “Even 165 years after Poe’s death, we still have little idea what ended his life. […]

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Was Edgar Allan Poe robbed?

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On “The Airship” literary blog on Oct. 21, 2014, the writer Nicholas Laskin begins a story about the demise of Edgar Allan Poe as follows: “Even 165 years after Poe’s death, we still have little idea what ended his life. […]

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Grave of Edgar Allan Poe (credit Anthony C. Hayes)

Dead Poets Remembrance Day: A link to lyrical past

Memorial flowers adorn the grave of Edgar Allan Poe. (Anthony C. Hayes) Edgar Allan Poe is arguably the most famous poet in American history. Though Boston born, his ties to

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Was Edgar Allan Poe’s death predictable?

On June 30, 1849, the Boston newspaper “The Flag of Our Union” announced that a poem by Edgar Allan Poe called “To My Mother” would appear in its next

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Where did Edgar Allan Poe have his last drink?

In his authoritative 1941 biography of Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Hobson Quinn wrote that on October 3, 1849, an election day in Baltimore, when a printer named Joseph Walker

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Baltimore Magazine Best of Baltimore Party lives up to its name

Purloined pages complete a perfect Poetic display at the Birroteca table. (Anthony C. Hayes) Thursday night, the Hippodrome Theatre was alive with Baltimore Magazine’s annual Best of Baltimore Party. The once-a-year

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Edgar Allan Poe and the Fall of the House: The Tale of the Announced American Apocalypse

It was never clear what Edgar Allan Poe thought of slavery, although he grew up in Richmond (VA), a town with an important position in the slave trade. So

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Poe, Dracula, Evasons and burlesque stars stir Halloween spirits in Baltimore and DC

A Good Witch (Clark Smith) If, as the poet T.S. Eliot once wrote, April is the cruelest month, then October surely must be the scariest. This is certainly true in

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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum reopens

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was the keynote speaker Saturday at the ceremony marking the reopening of the historic Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum.  She noted that the area had

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Edgar Allan Poe Book Review: A Life Cut Short

Edgar Allan Poe is back in the news. One of his homes, now a museum at 203 Amity Street in West Baltimore, will reopen temporarily today. The non-profits operating

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Edgar Allan Poe’s gravesite monument vandalized

Most people would steer clear of a cemetery after dark, especially one that contains the remains of a figure as forlorn as Edgar Allan Poe. For 60 years, an enigmatic

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