“With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.” — Edgar Allan Poe
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MOURNING: The Strange Afterlives of Virginia & Edgar Allan Poe
Excerpts from our July session of the Virginia Poe Bicentennial Discussion Series. The strange after-lives of Edgar & Virginia Poe, plus rites and traditional feminine in 19th century America. If you enjoy this presentation, look for more sessions in this year’s poetical series from Poe Baltimore. Overview: Enrica Jang, Director of The Edgar Allan Poe […]
MARRIAGE: The public scandals and private tragedies of Virginia & Edgar Allan Poe’s marriage
Excerpts from our June session of the Virginia Poe Bicentennial Discussion Series. The public scandals and private tragedies that shaped the marriage of Virginia & Edgar Allan Poe. Overview: Enrica Jang, Director of The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum in Baltimore, provides an overview of the marriage of Virginia Clemm to her cousin, Edgar […]
Grave-side chat with Lynn Cullen, author of “Mrs. Poe”
Discussion with bestselling author, Lynn Cullen, who wrote the novel “Mrs. Poe” inspired by the rumored extra-marital affair between Edgar Allan Poe and the writer, Frances Osgood. What did Virginia know? How did this affair of the heart (and perhaps more) impact her last days of marriage to Poe before her premature death in 1847? […]
MOTHER: Hidden histories of women in the Poe Family
The hidden her-stories of the women in the Poe family, including a Revolutionary War patriot, and how a mother’s love changed literary history. Act I The Life of Elizabeth Cairnes Poe, Matron & Patriot J. Scott Watkins appears as David Poe Sr., Revolutionary War hero and patriot at the battle of North Point in the […]
Grave-side Chat and Living History with J. Scott Watkins as David Poe, Sr.
Grave-side chat with J. Scott Watkins, Living History Performer and descendent of the Westminster sextons who buried Edgar and Virginia Poe–several times! We talk about the Poe family’s Revolutionary War history, then share what to expect for “MOTHER: Hidden Her-stories of the Women in the Poe Family” our May session of the Virginia Poe Bicentennial […]
POETESS: Dramatic Poe readings, discussion, and original poetry for National Poetry Month
Excerpts from our April session of the Virginia Poe Bicentennial Discussion Series. Celebrate National Poetry Month with dramatic readings and discussion. Act I: Poe’s Feminine Ideal — The Death of a Beautiful Woman Poe is notorious for asserting the death of a beautiful woman is”the most poetical topic in the world.” Dr. Amy Branam Armiento […]
Grave-side chat and ‘The Raven’ with Kate Stevenson, Maryland Women’s Heritage Center
  Raven Illustrations by Dore. Kate Campbell Stevenson is a proud board member of Maryland Women’s Heritage Center and serves as their Cultural Ambassador. Stevenson, a professional actor, producer and life-long community activist was inducted into The Daily Record 2020 Circle of Excellence for her “significant professional accomplishments, outstanding community leadership and inspirational mentoring.” She […]
MUSE: The Life & Afterlife of Edgar Allan Poe’s Beloved Wife, Virginia
Excerpts from our March session of the Virginia Poe Bicentennial Discussion Series. “Daughters of Baltimore: The Lives of Women in 1830s Maryland” Dr. Ida E. Jones is the inaugural University Archivist at Morgan State University. Since 2016 her work in the Beulah M. Davis Room explores institutional and community history where Morgan State and Baltimore […]
Graveside Chat with Maryland Women’s Heritage Center Director, Diana Bailey
Grave-side chat with Diana Bailey, Executive Director of the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, as we discuss the importance of seeking out the missing stories and perspectives of women in history, and how we see HERstory at work in history and our own lives. Streamed as preview for MUSE: the Life & Afterlife of Virginia Poe, […]