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Edgar Allan Poe Gets Another Funeral!

180px-Edgar_allan_poes_graveAccording to Wikipedia, On October 10, 2009, Poe received a “do-over” funeral where “actors portraying Poe’s contemporaries and other long-dead writers and artists [paid] their respects, reading eulogies adapted from their writings about Poe”. The funeral included a replica of Poe’s casket and wax cadaver.
Check out the video HERE.

  • John Madera is the author of Nervosities (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2024). His other fiction is published in Conjunctions, Salt Hill, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His nonfiction is published in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, New York State Council on the Arts awardee John Madera lives in New York City, Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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