#FINDMEFRIDAY: Edgar Allen Poe Statue

Congratulations to Connor Read for being the first student to tweet a selfie at the October 13th #FindMeFriday location!


A little about this week’s location:

What better way to celebrate Friday the 13th than with Edgar Allen Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849). Best known for the mystery and macabre of his poetry and short stories, Poe was born in Boston, MA.

This life-sized sculpture was unveiled three years ago in October 2014. Funded by the Edgar Allen Poe Foundation, this sculpture was created by Stefanie Rocknak, who was selected out of 265 submissions from artists from around the world. The Edgar Allen Poe Statue rightfully sits on the Edgar Allen Poe Square, located on the intersection of Boylston and Charles Streets. The bronze statue is not an impressive representation of Poe’s likeness, but it also pays homage to two of his most famous works: The Raven and The Tell-Tale Heart.

For more information about the October 2014 unveiling of the statue: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/arts-entertainment/blog/2014/10/06/edgar-allan-poe-comes-back-boston/

For more information about Edgar Allen Poe: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe

Now Poe, I mean, go see your City!