The Poe Toaster : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

I was wondering if anyone had info on the Poe Toaster. This person could not go on doing this activity forever, because they are only a mortal human being, and I would like to carry on this tradition. Just curious as to if anyone has info, or if it would be appropriate to approach this person after their ususal ceremony in the cemetary

-- Anonymous, June 06, 2001


There was a rumor at the time of Poe's death that he was experimenting with an elixir for eternal life, in conjunction with an unnamed physician in Baltimore. Maybe it is the same guy!

As for approaching him, the Curator of the Poe House and the Supervisor of the Annual Birthday Party Jeff Gerome is pretty anti anyone approaching the guy and lifting the veil of mystery. It's also a fact that if there is anyone around during that evening, then the guy won't show up til they leave. I watched him from inside the church in 1989. It was awesome.

-- Anonymous, June 06, 2001

That is sooooooooo awesome that you saw it!!!!

-- Anonymous, October 07, 2002

It was awesome to have seen it. My longtime friend and writing partner, Mark Janas, and I have written a musical about him... PoeSCrypt. It was produced this past halloween at the Spirit of Broadway Theater in Norwich CT. We are hoping to take it to Broadway or London's West End.

-- Anonymous, January 27, 2004


-- Anonymous, August 26, 2004

i put poe in a toaster on dark and then put jelly on him

-- Anonymous, September 20, 2004

Actually, I was wondering the same thing as Amanda! I'm doing a paper on Poe for my language class and I have NO idea what the Poe toaster is! If anyone has any info on it, please e-mail me at They say that it was a dark stranger but I want to know more! E-mail info PLEASE!!! Marianna

-- Anonymous, October 20, 2004

Just some poe groupies, what's the big deal?

سنی اسلام

-- Anonymous, October 20, 2004

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