According 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.
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John Madera's fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism may be found 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, John Madera lives in New York City, where he runs Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.