Edgar Allan Poe Death Anniversary: Celebrate His Life

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Today, Edgar Allan Poe’s death anniversary, one of America’s most revered mystery and macabre writer. He was said to have invented the detective fiction genre and to have contributed to the science fiction genre.

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Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, a city he loathed due to his volatile relationship with the city’s literary elite. He later moved to Baltimore, Maryland, a city he loved so much that decades later, the NFL team and mascot were named after him.

This October, Boston has decided to celebrate its literary prodigal son with two unveilings. A highly anticipated Edgar Allan Poe statue was unveiled last October 5 at Edgar Allan Poe Square, on the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South. The life-size statue, created by Stephanie Rocknak, shows Poe walking towards his birthplace on Carver street, clutching a briefcase, and surrounded by raven and a human heart, two symbols in his writing that made him famous. On October 30, a bust of Edgar Allan Poe will be unveiled at the Boston Public Library. This was a successful Kickstarter project developed by the Edgar Allan Poe Bronze Bust Project. It garnered publicity when it was revealed that fantasy writer, George R. R. Martin (of Game of Thrones fame), and mythical-monsters director Guillermo del Toro (of Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim and Hellboy fame) both backed the project.

Check out Edgar Allan Poe’s footprint to get to know this mysterious literary genius a little better.

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