Boston Stakes Its Claim To Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe would have been 200 years old on Jan. 19, 2009. But while Baltimore will celebrate the birthday of its adopted son, he is mostly forgotten in his actual hometown — Boston. But now a Boston College professor and a group of students are trying ignite the city's passion for Poe.

Matt Largey reports for member station WBUR in Boston.



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