Sarah Whitman

Edgar Allan Poe & Helen Whitman — Birthday Twins

One of the Providence Athenaeum’s most notable visitors was Edgar Allan Poe. In 1848 he traveled to the city in order to meet and court the wealthy widow and talented poet, Sarah Helen Whitman, with whom he happened to share a birthday, January 19th. She had once written a poem to Poe, to be shared […]

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‘Sex, Lies, and Edgar Allen Poe’

Tonight’s event, marking the bicentennial of Poe’s birth and his doomed, romantic sojourns in Providence, is nearly sold out. Any remaining tickets must be purchased by calling Sandy Markley at 401.421.6970.  The event will feature dramatic readings from Poe — as well as Providence poet, Sarah Helen Whitman —  an exhibit of rare Poe printed

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