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Poe in Boston

By Cheryl on October 29th, 2009
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If you can’t make it to San José and happen to be near Boston, the University of Massachusetts is having its own Poe-based celebration this weekend. Participants include John Crowley and Elizabeth Hand. Details here.

The Poe Funeral

By Cheryl on October 12th, 2009
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On her LiveJournal Ellen Datlow reports on the Poe Funeral, including the text of the eulogy that she delivered during the ceremony.

A Decent Burial

By Cheryl on October 6th, 2009
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When Edgar Allan Poe died in 1849 he was too poor, and had too many enemies, to receive any sort sort of grand send-off. However, with the 200th anniversary of his birth comes new recognition, and on Sunday two separate ceremonies will commemorate Poe’s passing in a manner better suited to his current stature in the world of literature. NBC has details.