Fifth Annual New Year’s Eve Reading at Poe’s Grave 12.31.22

Photo credit: Jennifer Bishop

Jackie Oldham reads “A Dream Within A Dream” at the Fifth Annual New Year’s Eve morning reading of the works of Edgar Allan Poe at his grave in downtown Baltimore.

Photos: Macon Street Books

Rafael Alvarez, with Poe fans (left) and Tyrone Crawley, with Poe fans on the right, celebrate the Fifth Annual coffee, doughnuts and poetry at Edgar’s grave, corner of East Fayette and Greene Street near Camden Yards. The co-founders of the Story Company literary press in the late 1980s, Alvarez and Crawley began the New Year’s Eve tradition at the great one’s grave in 2018. They have been friends for 50 years.

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