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Annabel Lee Tavern Reportedly Will Reopen with Help from Investors

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Sad news broke last month that Canton’s Poe-themed Annabel Lee Tavern would be abruptly closing after 10 years. Now, its course has reportedly been righted.

Poe-Themed Hotel Opening in Downtown Baltimore

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Baltimore has an Edgar Allan Poe-themed football team, restaurant and beer. And don’t forget the mysterious orator who pops up with some cognac every now and again. Next up to pay tribute to the author is a downtown hotel.

Edgar Allan Poe Was a Time Traveller

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Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe statue
Baltimore’s Edgar Allan Poe statue

Edgar Allan Poe was a poet and a short-story writer, an essayist and the father of the detective story. Oh, and he was probably also a time traveller.

Have a Miserable Poe Appreciation Day, Baltimore

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Baltimore's Edgar Allan Poe statue
Baltimore’s Edgar Allan Poe statue

Although he wasn’t necessarily appreciated in life, Edgar Allan Poe, at least, is getting recognition in death.

New Poe Toaster Set to Make First Public Appearance

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An infrared image of the Original "Poe Toaster", taken by Bill Ballenberg, which appeared in Life Magazine
An infrared image of the Original “Poe Toaster”, taken by Bill Ballenberg, which appeared in Life Magazine.

catch of the day fish (2)In November, a new Poe Toaster was chosen from among the Baltimore masses. But it wasn’t time for this mysterious orator to appear, until this month.

America’s Next Top… Poe Toaster?

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The Poe Toaster was one of Baltimore’s great traditions–in part thanks to its mystery. Just who was visiting Edgar Allan Poe’s grave every year on his birthday, leaving behind three roses and a bottle of cognac? We may never know, particularly since the Poe Toaster has been MIA since 2009. But now the Maryland Historical Society wants to bring the Poe Toaster back–albeit in a less mysterious manner.

Edgar Allan Poe’s Death Honored in Baltimore

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Poe statue, Baltimore
Poe statue, Baltimore

Boston butted in to honor Edgar Allan Poe last weekend. But Baltimore will claim its rightful October stake to the famed writer’s legacy this weekend. On Saturday (Oct. 11), a ceremony and dramatic reading will be held to commemorate Poe’s death (which happened in Baltimore).

Edgar Allan Poe honored with statue in…Boston?

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Boston's "tribute" to Edgar Allan Poe, via The New York Times
Boston’s “tribute” to Edgar Allan Poe, via The New York Times

Tuesday marks the anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death in Baltimore. The milestone provides a date on the calendar to link the author with the city that honors him with a museum, tavern tributes and even the name of its football team. But as this year’s anniversary comes faintly tapping, Boston is trying to get a piece of Poe. And he didn’t even like it there!

Poe Museum Will Open by Halloween, New Operators Vow

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Perhaps it’s fitting that the Baltimore home of Edgar Allan Poe, a writer who had a rough time in life, has had to struggle for survival. Vandalism, low attendance, and good old fashion lack of funds have plagued the house in recent years, despite the hullabaloo surrounding the 200th anniversary of the writer’s birth. In 2011, the city decided to pull its annual funding ($85,000) from Baltimore’s Poe house, and the Internet buzzed with rumors that the house would be lost to history.

Enoch Pratt Library Makes Nerdiest Super Bowl Bet Ever

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This is about as nerdy as any Super Bowl-related activity can get. The Enoch Pratt has made a bet with the San Francisco Public Library.

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