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Embracing Poe

“Tamerlane and Other Poems,’’ Poe’s first book of poems, published in 1827, will be on display at the Boston Public Library. “Tamerlane and Other Poems,’’ Poe’s first book of poems, published in 1827, will be on display at the Boston Public Library.
December 13, 2009

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Edgar Allan Poe famously derided Boston, where he was born in 1809, as a provincial “Frogpondium.’’ The city, in turn, ignored the native son, until recently. This year a local band of Poe fans launched a mission of détente, marking the bicentennial of the writer’s birth. Their efforts will culminate on Thursday with The Great Poe Debate and the opening ... (Full article: 589 words)

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