Name and Occupation – Wali Mutazammil, I am a transformational leadership trainer/executive coach and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Facilitator for the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery.
What was your first exposure to Edgar Allan Poe? I was exposed to his literary art in high school. As a volunteer in 2014 at the Poe Museum, I learned a deeper appreciation of his writings, history and the impact he had on a global level.
What is your favorite Poe piece? It is the Tell-Tale Heart.
How has Poe influenced your outlook professionally? I come from humble beginnings and yet have developed the ability to positively touch the hearts and minds of children and adults throughout many cultures, as a #1 Amazon.com Best Selling Co-author, The Art and Science of Success 2011.
What is your favorite thing about visiting the Edgar Allan Poe House? The opportunity to serve as a greeter to international and local visitors who may be coming to the museum for the first time.
Any other reflections on the role of Poe in Baltimore or in your life? The opportunity to engage with visitors who are having fun and often times curious on the functionality of the Poe house pertaining to the members of Poe’s family living at 203 N. Amity Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Sometimes conversations may include visitors creating their own constructs on Poe’s last few days seen alive in Baltimore.