Poe Walking the Streets of Boston

Poe Walks the Streets of Boston

Unveiled just three months ago, this statue by sculptor Stefanie Rocknak entitled Poe Returning to Boston now stands on the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South. Poe is a native of Boston but had issues with the literary critics there. The title of the article in the Boston Globe about the unveiling sums it up: “Edgar Allan Poe Immortalized in the City He Loathed.”

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8 thoughts on “Poe Walking the Streets of Boston

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Yes, I’ve read and enjoyed several of his short stories. He was orphaned early in life and adopted by the Allan’s in Richmond VA. The only other reference to him living in Boston was in his late teens.I mostly associated him with Baltimore. It looks like he and the transcendentalists, which had a strong foot hold in Boston, did not see eye-yo-eye, leading to his disdain for the city. Credit to Wikipedia for the brief history.

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    1. milfordstreet Post author

      If there is, I don’t know what it is. That and his hair makes it look like he is walking into the wind. Yeah, I loved it and wondered how I’d never seen it, but then learned it was only recently installed.

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    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you….Ah, I thought the same thing about the wind. Given his disdain for Boston and its literary stylings, he probably would think he’d rather see it in Baltimore. You’re very welcome…The post about the dog really touched my heart. I can’t tolerate abuse or neglect of animals (or people for that matter).

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