Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pennies for Poe!

Every burg from Richmond to Beantown has some nondescript dwelling in a shitty part of town that can boast "Edgar Allan Poe slept here." But for all his mad vision, the drinking and drugs, only one of those cities can justifiably claim that it killed this master of the macabre, the godfather of the detective story, an all-American original.

Today, its subsidies slashed by a cash-strapped city, Baltimore's historic Edgar Allan Poe House is in very real danger of closing its doors. Consequently, writer Rafael Alvarez has taken up the task of resurrecting a fabled fund-raiser to benefit the Poe House with the hope of ensuring that this literary landmark remains accessible to residents and visitors alike....

In the meantime, don't miss Alvarez's hometown homage "Ain't Nothin' Like the Real Thing" in Hon: Past, Present & Future, the latest theme issue in the award-winning Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! series from Eight-Stone Press!

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