Poe Belongs to Baltimore, Baltimore to Poe (Museums in Strange Places S02 E11)

Poe Belongs to Baltimore, Baltimore to Poe

He’s the master of macabre and mystery, the man who created mystery fiction, the face on the socks and beer bottles of everyday Baltimoreans. He’s Edgar Allan Poe, and he belongs to Baltimore. Join me on a visit to the Poe House in Baltimore, the tiny house where his career began, to learn about Baltimore’s devotion to Poe, his tragic life, and the future of his legacy in the city where he died mysteriously. 

This episode is sponsored by Grove History Consulting

Credits: “The Raven” is read by David Federman for Libravox. “Manuscript in a Bottle” is read for Libravox by Tony Scheinman. Parody tune from “The Poe-tles” by Moritz Stieber on the Emuvies channel. News clip from the beginning of the episode.

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Learn More

The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Website of the Edgar Allan Poe Society

Entry for Edgar Allan Poe’s Grave on Atlas Obscura

More on the Poe Toaster

The Ongoing Poe Influence: Writers & Directors” by Karen Lee Street

“Fans of Poe talk about his lure” in  The Baltimore Sun

Read “The Raven” on the New York Public Library’s Instagram Stories

Saturday Visiter Awards

Child Marriage in the United States, Explained” on Teen Vogue”

Statistics on Child Marriage in Maryland


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