Haunting Poe: His Afterlife in Richmond & Beyond

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Edgar Allan Poe has had a busy afterlife. The author of “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” may have died back in 1849, but some claim that did not stop him from composing poetry for another four decades. Others say he still makes appearances in no fewer than five cities and that his ghost is a regular at a couple of different taverns, one of which saves a seat for him. Like a character from one of his short stories, Poe refuses to stay buried. Author Christopher Semtner explores the ghost stories and hauntings associated with his life—from the supernatural legends that inspired his writing to the alleged paranormal activity inspired by those terror tales.
ISBN: 9781467151269
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Images: 24
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Visual artist, author and curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Christopher P. Semtner has curated and designed critically acclaimed exhibits for museums and galleries across the country. Semtner has also written several books and chapters on topics including Poe, visual art and crime fiction in addition to contributing articles to Biography.com, Crime Writers’ Chronicle and other publications. He has been interviewed for BBC4, PBS and NPR and featured in publications including the New York Times and Forbes. He regularly speaks about strange and macabre subjects at various venues from the Steampunk World’s Fair to the Library of Congress and as far away as Kyoto, Japan.
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