Poe historians get ready to rumble tonight

This month marks the 200th birthday of legendary author Edgar Allan Poe. Scholars from Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore square off today in a debate at the free library of Philadelphia. A verdict is expected on which city has the best claim to the author’s legacy as well as his remains. From WHYY’s Arts and Culture desk, Alex Schmidt reports.

This month marks the 200th birthday of legendary author Edgar Allan Poe. Scholars from Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore square off today in a debate at the Free Library of Philadelphia. A verdict is expected on which city has the best claim to the author’s legacy as well as his remains. From WHYY’s Arts and Culture desk, Alex Schmidt reports.

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