Wednesday, August 26, 2009

All About Poe

For those of you who love the dark, haunting rhymes of Edgar Allan Poe, it's your lucky day. Or, rather, this is your lucky semester. That's right. Local UMF professor Michael Johnson has teamed up with Poe scholars and Devaney Doak and Garrett Booksellers (right downtown Farmington) to bring you months of Poe-related activities! Why all of the sudden hoopla over a poet who's been dead for 160 years? Because this year is the bicentennial of his birth. That means that if he were alive today, he'd be two hundred years old.

To participate, you may join in on some of the creepy-eepy readings or just surf through Dr. Michael Johnson's site. I'll update you about events that are happening in town and at UMF. Check with me if'd you'd like to learn more about these events and/ or about Poe.

For those of you who are new to Poe, check out one of his most famous poems, "Annabel Lee".

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