Just in time for the 202nd Anniversary of Poe's Birthday we've posted six new videos related to Poe: his three burials, his ideas on aesthetics, some sources for his horror stories, the cemetery where "Helen" and the Allan family is buried, movie posters, and more.
For the historic reading this Friday at Poe's grave, there are still other MD poets to choose to read who have not been spoken for.
You can see a list of them on this map. They include Lucille Clifton, John Tabb, Ebenezer Cook, Dr. John Shaw, Edward Pinkney, Sidney Lanier, and James Ryder Randall. Others are Dorothy Parker, Francis Scott Key, Ogden Nash, and Mattie Stepanek.
In fact, we would especially be pleased if someone would come and read the entire original version of "Maryland, My Maryland." Remarks about whether or not it should be the State song are fine as well. We are documenting the poetry of our dead poets, and sometimes that includes living issues.