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Mar032008

Poe blogs

Been quiet lately.  Blogs get that way when life gets busy.  But I've been hoarding lots of cool Poe links and news.  Here are a few:

Matthew Pearl's Poe Discussion Forum has been reinvigorated with posts the last couple months.  Join in.  I have.

There are two other new(ish) blogs dedicated to Poe: 

John Wright's The Edgar Allan Poe Bicentennial provides lots of Poe news and has a handy countdown to Poe's 200th birthday, but unfortunately trashes one of the best books about Poe, Daniel Hoffman's Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe.  "Juvenile and unenlightening" are two words that don't belong anywhere near Hoffman's book?  I have to wonder if Wright has even read it.  I'll comment on his post.   However, Wright's blog does has lots of good links and I'll be tuning in all year.

George Bartley's Celebrate Poe is an ongoing podcast that I've been meaning to link to for some time, featuring Bartley's interesting take on Poe's life and works.  It's idiosyncratic and all the better for it.  I've fallen behind in listening, but enjoyed the first few. 

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Reader Comments (1)

I'm a fan of Poe Poe Poe... too. It seems to me so difficult to approach a straight Poe biography, the unusual tack worked for me. I'd be curious why Wright doesn't like it.
March 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

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