Boston selects winning design to honor Edgar Allan Poe
- The Poe Foundation of Boston said Monday that it had selected a design of a New York sculptor to honor Boston-born Edgar Allan Poe with a life-sized bronze statue. While the peripatetic poet derided Boston as a provincial “Frogpondium,” residents today are embracing him.
Edgar Allan Poe’s connection to Boston
- In 2009, Boston paid tribute to Poe by renaming the corner of Boylston and Charles streets, across from Boston Common, in his honor. Now, the writer is set to return to the city of his birth in the form of a bronze statue standing in the Boston square dedicated to him.
Edgar Allan Poe’s case against the Boston literati
- When ABC recently announced it was picking up the pilot for a TV series in which Edgar Allan Poe will solve crimes as a detective working in pre-Civil War Boston, the news delighted Poe fans here but triggered a backlash among aficionados in other cities.