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Listen: Author Interview, Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe

Listen to WAMC’s interview with author J.W. Ocker about his Poe travel diary, which follows the odd life and legacy of Poe.

In the new Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan PoeJ. W. Ocker explores Poe’s strange physical legacy along the East Coast and across the ocean by touring Poe’s homes, examining artifacts from his life–locks of his hair, pieces of his coffin, original manuscripts, the bed where his wife died–and traveling to the many memorials dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe.

Poe-Land is a unique travel diary that follows the afterlife of the poet, author, and critic who invented detective fiction, advanced the emerging genre of science fiction, and elevated the horror genre with an unrivaled mastery over the macabre that has made the genre what it is today.