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Jan 18, 2013

Poe visitor comes nevermore, yet mystery lingers

From the tombstone of Edgar Allan Poe, one can reach the street by taking a narrow dirt path between two tall stone mausoleums and crouching for a few steps underneath a portion of Westminster Hall. This was a favorite getaway route for the Poe Toaster, the mysterious man in black who for decades left three […]

Jan 17, 2012

Poe fans plan last vigil for mystery visitor

Is the “Poe Toaster” nevermore? For decades, a mysterious man left a three roses and cognac on Edgar Allan Poe’s grave to mark the anniversary of the writer’s birth. But after the visitor, dubbed the “Poe Toaster,” failed to appear two years in a row, Poe fans are planning one last vigil this week before […]

Oct 7, 2011

Creators of film ‘The Raven’ honor Edgar Allen Poe

The upcoming thriller, “The Raven,” imagines some of Edgar Allen Poe’s murder stories playing out in 19th century Baltimore and the famous American writer joining the hunt for a serial killer taking inspiration from his words. On Friday, actor Luke Evans and director James McTeigue are visiting Poe’s grave in Baltimore to draw some of […]

Apr 28, 2011

Edgar Allan Poe’s UVa room to undergo renovation

RICHMOND, Va. — An honor society that bears the name of one of Edgar Allan Poe’s major works is planning to renovate the room where the renowned poet and mystery writer lived during his short stint as a student at the University of Virginia. The Raven Society won a $15,500 grant from an endowment established […]

Feb 14, 2011

PETA offers to help Poe House with pro-vegan ad

An animal rights group is offering to help out the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, which has been cut off financially by the city of Baltimore. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals offered Monday to pay for the right to prominently display a Poe-themed advertisement for the organization. The ad PETA is proposing […]

Jan 17, 2011

No-show doesn’t deter Poe fans from annual ritual

Cynthia Pelayo traveled from Chicago to Baltimore to stand overnight in the shivering cold at the gates of a cemetery, waiting for someone who never showed up. This year, she’s willing to do it again. It’s a plot twist Edgar Allan Poe himself would no doubt find rather amusing. The mysterious visitor who left three […]

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