Friday, September 16, 2011

Philly Poe Guy might dispute the first sentence

Poe Museum Nevermore? - BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Of all the U.S. cities that claim a connection to the troubled author Edgar Allan Poe, Baltimore likes to think its case is strongest.

Poe's family is from Baltimore, his literary career began in the city, he died a mysterious death at a Baltimore hospital and his body was buried here in 1849.

But the city may soon lose a key physical connection to Poe. The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, where the writer lived for four years in the early 1800s, is in danger of closing next year, due to budget cutbacks by the city.


Ed said...

Actually, that first sentence is very true: Baltimore "likes to think" they have the strongest connection. They don't, of course, but they like to think they do.
As the next paragraph makes clear, it's not really much of a connection.

Dan said...

Is the house threatened because it's in what Johnny Rivers called "the poe side of town?"