Virtual Tour of Poe’s Richmond

As part of the Poe Museum’s 2019 Birthday Bash, RVA on Wheels offered a trolley tour of Poe sites in Richmond, Virginia. I was enthralled for the tour and ever grateful to the outstanding guide from the museum. I’d like to recreate the tour for you, using my own photos from inside the trolley (sorry…

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Celebrating 210 Years of Poe

The Poe Museum celebrated Edgar Allan Poe’s 210th birthday on Saturday, January 19, with the “world’s largest” Poe birthday party. We made our way with many other Poe pilgrims to 1914–16 E. Main Street in Richmond, Virginia, to pay homage to the Raven Poet. Here follows some of my visual memories of the day. (Part…

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The Writer Who Was Never Seen Again

Fancy a real-life mystery from the literary world? As I fine-tune my latest novel, a ghost story told by Edgar Allan Poe, I am compelled to take a closer look at Poe’s mysterious death (October 7, 1849). I’ll let you know more about that when the book is finished. (If, in the meantime, you want to brush…

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12 Forgotten Facts about America’s Most Notorious Writer

The legendary literary figure we read about in high school is not the same as the real Edgar Allan Poe. No surprise, huh? Well … I’m here to say, you don’t know Poe. Like today’s goth teenager, Poe is misunderstood. We learn that he was poor. (True.) He married his 13-year-old cousin. (Yeah, you can…

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