Fans of Mr. Poe gathered last night for the annual vigil by his grave. Since the 1940’s, the Poe Toaster has left a half bottle of cognac and three roses at Mr. Poe’s grave on his birthday, but the Poe Toaster has been absent three years now, leaving fans to believe that the Poe Toaster tradition is officially over.
Mr. Poe died in 1949, but his influence lives on in horror stories that have been the inspiration for many writers and many more modern works. His stories have transcended time. In honor of the day, why not re-read The Raven, or search online for other stories of his? If you’re a Kindle/ iPad/ iPhone user, you can get a free Kindle ebook with his collected works at the Amazon Kindle store. Here’s the link: http://www.amazon.com/Works-Edgar-Allan-Poe-ebook/dp/B002RKRW5M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1326987995&sr=8-2
Here’s the link to the original article about the Poe Toaster.
The first work of Poe I read was The Tell-Tale Heart in fifth grade. It was that day I fell in love with the written word.
Thanks for a great post, Doree.