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Elizabeth Hazen Reads for the Virginia Poe Bicentennial (in-person)
April 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Edgar Allan Poe famously proclaimed the “death of a beautiful woman” the most poetical subject in the world. The prolonged suffering of his beautiful, dying wife, Virginia Poe (1822 – 1847,) almost certainly inspired this belief. Muse, poetess, child bride, daughter of Baltimore, Virginia Poe remains one of the most enigmatic and controversial figures in the famed author’s history.
Commemorating the 200th birthday of Edgar Allan Poe’s beloved wife, the Virginia Poe Bicentennial will include monthly virtual and in-person programs including grave-side chats, hidden history, discussion series, and exhibits.
Jennifer N. Shannon
Kate Campbell Stevenson