Today, January 19th, is Edgar Allan Poe’s 200th birthday. In October of 2007, I photographed local Poe impersonator Helen McKenna Uff for Edward Petite’s City Paper story on why he belongs in Philadelphia. For the cause, she was gracious enough to let us tie her up and place her in the back of a Lincoln Towncar.
Last week, in light of Poe’s 200th birthday, Edward Petite penned another piece for CP “Goodbye Rocky, Good Night Ben”
Poe is the creative genius for our time, unafraid to show the wicked along with the good. Willing to work hard and keep pursuing the dream, even when life kept knocking him down. Off-center, but firm in his conviction that his was the right way to look at the world. And in the end, he was right.
That’s why we still read him.” FULL STORY