The New York Grimpendium: Edgar Allan Poe's New York

My new book, The New York Grimpendium, comes out October 1 [UPDATE: Available now]. Like its predecessor The New England Grimpendium, it covers my experiences traveling to hundreds of death-related locations and artifacts in the region. Below is one of a series of photo essays from sites in the book that I’ll be posting over the next few weeks. If you live in or like New York, the book is for you. If you’re a bit morbid, the book is also for you, even if you’ve never been to the Empire State. After all, death is a punch line we all get.

September 15, 2012 — You guys already know about my fascination with Edgar Allan Poe sites and my obsession with visiting them—the monuments erected to him and his work, the artifacts and buildings preserved from his life, the places where he lived and wrote. If you don’t, there’s a list of links at the bottom of this page that’ll bring you up to speed. Well, as a result of The New York Grimpendium, I'm a few sites closer to having to create a special Poe section here on OTIS….or to writing a book about it.

Wait. I just realized really want to write that book.

Relevantly, I’m giving a lecture on Poe sites on October 2 at the Tracy Memorial Library in New London, New Hampshire. It’ll be called, The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe.

Wait. That’d be a good book title.

Edgar Allan Poe Park in the Bronx, which maintains
a transplanted house that Poe lived in and where his wife
Virginia died, as well as a new museum dedicated to him.

The museum design is inspired by the
image of a raven's wing.

Hall of Fame for Great Americans at Bronx Community
College, where Poe is rightfully enshrined.


The reconstructed facade in Greenwich
Village of a building where Poe lived.

Read all about my visits to sites connected to Edgar Allan Poe, including some not shown here, in The New York Grimpendium, which is on sale now:

And, as promised, those links to other Poe sites I've visited on the East Coast:

Poe's Richmond, Part I: Edgar Allan Poe Museum
Poe's Richmond, Part II: Everything Not the Edgar Allan Poe Museum
Poe's Statue (Baltimore)
Poe's Graves (Baltimore)
Poe's Graves, Revisited