The purpose of our web page is to honor Edgar Allan Poe in the city where he was born on January 19, 1809.

Poe Boston’s goal is to stimulate interest in Poe’s controversial role in the literary heritage of Boston, and in the significance of New England to his development as one of America’s most influential writers - and as a man.

Since 2009, one way Poe Boston has tried to do this has been to organize support for the installation of a Poe statue near his birthplace. We are pleased to announce that this public artwork will be unveiled on Oct. 5, 2014.

For additional details about the public art project, please visit its official sponsors, the Edgar Allan Poe Foundation of Boston and the Boston Art Commission.

For other information, see the Boston Public Library’s groundbreaking Poe Bicentennial Exhibition The Raven in the Frog Pond: Edgar Allan Poe and the City of Boston.

You’re also invited to download “The Raven’s Trail,” our original map of Poe’s Boston, and to like our Facebook page Poe Boston and follow us on Twitter @poeboston.

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Poe’s Boston birthplace, 62 Carver Street

(now Charles St. South) was razed in 1959.

Poe Returning to Boston, the life-size bronze sculpture by Stefanie Rocknak scheduled to be unveiled on Oct. 5, 2014

Poe’s mother, Eliza

“Their poetry is not so good. Their common is no common thing–and the duck-pond might answer–if its answer could be heard for the frogs.” 

  1. Poe on the “Frogpondian” literary establishment of Boston, Nov. 1, 1845


“For my little son Edgar, who should ever love Boston, the place of his birth, and where his mother found her best and most sympathetic friends.”

• The inscription on a watercolor of Boston Harbor painted by actress Eliza Poe


Poe Boston Inc.

P.O. Box 5608   Boston, MA 02114

dan@poeboston.org   617.448.7115

Poe Returning to Boston, crossing Poe Square at Boylston and Charles Streets and heading south toward his believed birthplace, two blocks away.

205 years after he was born here,

Edgar Allan Poe is returning to Boston

“Suddenly there came a tapping,

   as of someone gently rapping,

       rapping at my chamber door ...”