In Search of Another Poe Toaster –

It is my understanding that the search is on for another ” Poe Toaster ” to leave a bottle of Cognac on the grave of Edgar Allan Poe on January 19th, the anniversary of his birthday in Baltimore. An unusual, interesting & possibly strange method of marking the author’s birth. Did he do it for the anniversary of his death, as well ? Because of the nature of Poe’s verse, it would seem more fitting.

A small cranny of my psyche has an affinity for writers like Poe & Lovecraft, especially around Halloween, when the borders between this world & the next become thinner than the skin of an onion ( If you believe in that kind of thing. I’m not sure ). Stephen King is pretty tame, & Ann Rice never really appealed to me, except for her Gothic – ish novel ” The Mummy – Or Rameses The Damned “. I’ve got them packed away in my cousin’s garage, due to this being an efficiency apartment. By the way, Poe’s work influenced 1 chapter of Ray Bradbury’s anthology, ” The Martian Chronicles “. Look up ” USHER II ” & you’ll see what I mean.

Anyway, even if this isn’t anywhere near Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday, it seems fitting to the season. – The famous poem that’s become one of his signature works ( I think this link is clickable….. ).


Author: danielrappletonyahoocom

Science - fiction, fantasy, horror & suspense ( But not really " nerd / geek " material ), armchair cultural anthropologist, interested in archaeology ( Although the closest I've been to an actual dig - site was Pinson Mounds outside Memphis ), & interested in the obscure, strange or sometimes things that would bore or put off other people.

4 thoughts on “In Search of Another Poe Toaster –”

  1. I love Poe! All his work is awesome and I wish there was a TV show that would show his work ever week like The Twilight Zone, except it’s for horror instead of Sci-Fi. He’s been an inspiration to me for a long while!

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    1. A lot of my books are still packed away, including some of his. He did some detective stories ( mystery / suspense type stories ) as well. A versatile man.
      Stephen King is NOT a contender to his position. Not no way, not no how ! & H.P. Lovecraft was too dark & uber – morbid.

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