Monday, January 20, 2014

It's Nevermore For Poe's Toaster

Yesterday marked the 205th birthday of the American poet and writer, Edgar Allan Poe. It also marked the fifth year in a row that the famed "Poe Toaster" failed to make an appearance at Poe's grave bearing cognac and roses. I think it's fair to say that the toaster's last appearance in 2009 on the bicentennial of Poe's birth was a most appropriate one on which to end the tradition. 

The hoopla over the Poe Toaster will fade but we should do everything in our power to ensure that his subject be remembered as a monumental force in American literature. For a comprehensive exploration of Poe and his work, readers should visit the website of the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore

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