He was our guy first, but Edgar Allen Poe dissed Boston and Boston returned the love. Now as his birthday is celebrated elsewhere and plans are made for his 2009 bicentennial, old grudges are back to haunt.
Up and down the East Coast this month, in Baltimore and Richmond and Philadelphia and Charleston, Boston's forgotten native son was toasted. Enthusiasts celebrated the 198th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe by eating cake and listening to "The Raven " and admiring a lock of the long-dead author's hair. (Full article: 1141 words)
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