Monday, April 23, 2012

Poe Takes a Stand in Boston

From The Baltimore Sun’s Read Street blog:
Boston may be slipping ahead in the Edgar Allan Poe arms race--the city is preparing for a new bronze statue to honor the great author, even as Baltimore struggles to preserve his former home.

The Baltimore Sun’s Chris Kaltenbach reports that sculptor Stefanie Rocknak was selected for the $125,000 project in Boston, to be located at the intersection of Boylston Street and Charles Street South. Her design shows an adult Poe as though he had just stepped off a train. ...

“The statue chosen for Poe Square is full of life and motion, and is sure to inspire residents and future writers for generations to come,” Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said in a news release.
You’ll find the whole post here.

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