Alvarez takes notes on the poem “To Helen,” at the 4th Annual New Year’s Eve Reading at Poe’s Grave / 2021.
12.31.20 Rafael Alvarez and Tyrone Crawley observe the greatness of the 19th century poet on the last day of a plague-ravaged year, thus the lock on the boneyard gate and absence of crowd.
We gathered for the Second Annual New Year’s Eve Reading at Poe’s Grave at 9 a.m. with coffee, doughnuts and homemade baklava. It was a mild and sunny-to-overcast day. “I hold that a long poem does not exist…” / EAP
Alvarez at the corner of West Fayette and Greene streets