Poe — we hardly knew ye
Though the ornery author famously hated Boston, a local professor leads a charge to bring him ‘home’
Everyone wants to love Edgar Allan Poe, but no one wants to pay for him. New York City’s Parks Department has more pressing, non-literary priorities. Baltimore, a city with an equally powerful claim on the neurotic, haunted writer may finally make good on its threat to cut its paltry funding of the Poe House and Museum. Boston is taking furtive, hushed steps toward its own tribute to Poe.