Puget Sound English Department

January 19, 2010

Sad News; or, the End of an Era

Filed under: General,Literature — ATH @ 7:34 pm
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The Great Man Himself

Our very own literary biologist, Professor Mark Martin, sends us the sad news that for the first time in 50 years, the mysterious “Poe Toaster” has failed to celebrate the author’s birthday by leaving a tribute–roses and cognac–at EAP’s grave. The tradition was begun January 19, 1949; perhaps the Poe Toaster now inhabits his/her own sepulchre? Link to the Baltimore Sun article is here.

Happy birthday, Edgar. And a fond farewell to an appropriately macabre, yet beautiful, tradition.

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