Sarah Helen Whitman and Edgar Allan Poe are North Burial Ground’s most famous literary couple. Helen (as her friends in the literary world of 19th century Providence would call her) is buried here in NBG.
Helen and Edgar shared a birthday so we are throwing them a birthday poetry salon! We like to think it’s how Helen and Edgar would have celebrated their joint-birthday while they were together.
Join NBG and independent Poe scholar, creator of edgarallanpoeri.com, A Walking Tour of Poe’s Providence, and NBG Docent, Levi Leland for an evening of poetry and history.
We’ll have a short presentation, a Q&A with Levi, and then we’ll share some poetry together. Bring your favorite poem (or an excerpt if your favorite poets are epic poets) to share! The evening starts at 6pm!
This is a virtual event and will be hosted on MS Teams. Just follow the link here on the scheduled date and time: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MDA4NWUwODItMDE2Zi00ZWFiLWFlZWQtYmM1YTUxOTM2OThj%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22561baac9-45d8-4ace-90d5-f642ceb985af%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2259af55d4-6428-4597-91cf-e22176f00a6e%22%7d