January 2011

Edgar Allan Poe Grave Gifts Cease for Second Year

2011 marks the 2nd year three roses and a half-empty bottle of cognac have not been left.

They mysterious person(s) who had been leaving three roses and a half-empty bottle of cognac at the grave of famous poet Edgar Allan Poe every January 19th may have vanished. This year marks the second year in a row that the offer has not been left. The ritual giving, coinciding with the birthday of Poe had been going on every year since 1949, with the exception of this year and the last. 

Many are wondering where has this mysterious gift giver has gone, while others seem fine with Nevermore. It has been suggested that the famed "Poe toaster" has been hiding out and waiting for the perfect time to mourn again - without revealing his or her identity.