200th Birthday Tribute to Edgar Allan PoeJanuary 1st, 2009 by Gabrielle Faust received No Comments »
Nevermore 2009 Events in Baltimore
Dallas Examiner | December 28, 2008
Baltimore is gearing up to celebrate the 200th birthday of one of its most intriguing residents: Edgar Allen Poe. Best known for his tales of mystery and mayhem, Poe primarily earned his living as a poet, short story writer, and literary critic. Perhaps most significantly, he is credited with establishing the genre of detective fiction.
The city of Baltimore was pivotal to Poe in both life and death. Early in his professional career, Poe made Baltimore his home. His residence at 203 Amity Street still stands and is now preserved as a historic site which is open to the public from April to November. It was here that it is believed he wrote many well known poems and short stories which began to define his literary career… Click here to read more on the Dallas Examiner!