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Edgar Allan Poe Statue to Be Installed in Boston

EdgarThe Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston plans to reveal a statue of Poe in the city on October 05, 2014. This Stefanie Rocknak statue, made of clay and cast in bronze, will be installed at the intersection of Boylston Street and Charles Street South in what’s known as “Poe Square.”

According to Boston Magazine, Rocknak “beat out a pool of hundreds of other interested artists that were vying for the chance to create a memorial for the author.” Poe fans can see photos of the work-in-progress piece on the foundation’s Facebook page.

Here’s more from The Huffington Post: “The piece features the writer holding an open briefcase with a large raven beside him. A rear view reveals papers and a heart spilling out of the case. Poe, perhaps best known for his poem ‘The Raven,’ was born in Boston and later published his first book of poems and most famous short story, ‘The Tell-Tale Heart,’ there, according to the foundation.”

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