A Question for Bostonians and Literary Fans!

Hello all!

I’m sorry for the lack of posts lately, I have been super busy with schoolwork.

But I have a question that I need some help with!

I’m sure most of you know who Edgar Allen Poe is. Writer of “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart,” he led a fascinating life and died a very sad and mysterious death. But how many of you guys knew that he was born in Boston? I always forget that part of the story.

Well, I am writing a news piece about a new project  to erect a  statue near where Poe was born. I need some input in order to write the perfect story angle. What makes this interesting is that Poe had a love-hate relationship with the people of Boston (mainly the writing community).

So basically, what I am asking for is your opinion on whether or not Boston is a good place for a statue of the famous author?

I have set up a poll on the bottom of this post, and please feel free to leave any other comments. I really want to make this piece great to honor such a fabulous figure.

Thanks all!

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2 thoughts on “A Question for Bostonians and Literary Fans!

  1. Wow. As a Marylander (who is currently living in Boston), I always associated Poe with Baltimore. I’m even inclined to claim ownership over him, sort of like we do with Tupac. But as a fan of poetry, it’s nice to see him celebrated.

  2. Thank you to everyone who commented and voted! It has really helped me and my project partner write an amazing news package on the subject! I am hoping to get the finished product on television, but if I can’t, then I will try and get it up on here. The Poe Foundation will also have a copy on their Facebook in the future as well. Here’s their website address…check it out! http://www.poeboston.org

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