Poe toaster

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Mysterious 'Poe Toaster' Once Again a No-Show

For 5th year, no roses, cognac left on grave

(Newser) - Yesterday was Edgar Allan Poe's 205th birthday, but there were no roses and cognac left on his grave to mark the occasion. For years, a mysterious man known only as the "Poe Toaster" visited the Baltimore grave, leaving behind three roses and a half-drunk bottle of Martell, but... More »

'Poe Toaster' Tradition Is Really Done

Mysterious guest does not appear at grave for third consecutive year

(Newser) - For the third year running , the mysterious "Poe Toaster" failed to show up at Edgar Allan Poe's Baltimore grave on the anniversary of his birthday today, and the Poe House and Museum curator says he's declaring the tradition "over." Fans waited for hours past the... More »

Poe Fans Hope Mystery Birthday Visitor Shows

After two no-show years, this could be their final vigil

(Newser) - Beginning on Jan. 19, 1949, a mysterious visitor marked Edgar Allan Poe's birthday by laying three red roses and a bottle of cognac on the author's Baltimore grave. But fans of the gothic scribe worry that the tradition may be resting six feet under as well: The birthday... More »

Has Edgar Allan Poe's Mystery Admirer Passed On?

Visitor bearing roses, cognac doesn't appear for second year

(Newser) - For the second year in a row , the mysterious visitor who marked Edgar Allan Poe's birthday each year by leaving three red roses and a bottle of cognac on the author's Baltimore grave has failed to appear. The tradition, which began on Jan. 19, 1949, was last carried out on... More »

Poe's Mystery Birthday Visitor a No-Show

Cognac and rose-leaving 'toaster' doesn't arrive for first time since 1949

(Newser) - On every one of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthdays since 1949, a mysterious visitor has arrived at his grave in Baltimore in the wee hours and left roses and a bottle of cognac—but no more. The unidentified admirer failed to turn up today. “There was no indication he... More »

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