POE TOPOGRAPHY

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This is an important and stylish plaque and I wish I’d been there to see Berkoff unveil it.

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There is also a bust of Poe.

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You can see it being unveiled here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fP4fW2DT-U

When instructing people orally how to find this blog, I tell them “It’s topography with a Poe in front of it!”

So this post is overdue. Like some of the authors who have featured in these pages – Joyce is another – Poe is more famous for his prose, but is also a poet. That they are also poets makes their prose all the better.

Poe, like Joyce, is a flabbergasting genius.

Photos: Julie Goldsmith

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About Niall McDevitt

Niall McDevitt > poet > author of b/w (Waterloo Press, 2010) and Porterloo (International Times, 2012) > urban explorer > radical pedestrian who leads Shakespeare/Blake/Rimbaud /Yeats walks, among others.
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