A new statue of Edgar Allan Poe was unveiled this week in Boston. Poe spent a brief period in Boston--the first two years of his life, but that's enough for us to stake a claim on him as a New Englander!
Poe wasn't fond of Boston, the reasons why are discussed in an article on the unveiling, which was published in The Boston Globe on Sunday.
The statue is the work of Stefanie Rocknak, and shows Poe as a confident and determined individual striding through Boston. It also has the obligatory raven!
Since Halloween is nearly upon us, it's probably time you dip into a little Poe to put yourself in the mood for the macabre! Look for the Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe [F POE] or The Annotated Tales of Edgar Allan Poe [818 POE].
Model of the statue courtesy the Edgar Allan Poe Foundation.