Although Poe’s life ended in despair and disappointment, his writing has made him immortal to many.
Including… POE, the Baltimore Ravens mascot! In a poll put to the football fans of Baltimore, they were asked this question: What Baltimore person, place, or thing would best represent this new Baltimore team? Out of the 30,000+ fans to respond, 21,108 selected the winner: the Baltimore Ravens.
The Poe Toaster is the unofficial nickname given to a mysterious figure who pays an annual tribute to American author Edgar Allan Poe by visiting the author's original grave marker on his birthday, January 19.
In the early hours of the morning on that date, a black-clad figure, presumed to be male, with a silver-tipped cane enters the Westminster Hall and Burying Ground in Baltimore, Maryland. The individual proceeds to Poe's grave, where he or she raises a cognac toast. Before departing, the Toaster leaves three red roses and a half-bottle of Martell cognac on the grave.