Hope you commemorated it. There's big doings in Baltimore and Philadelphia.

This year marks the bicentennial of Poe's birth and 7 October was the 160th anniversary of his death. Here are some tidbits from his philosophical preoccupations:

Beyond Deduction and Induction: Towards Perfect Truth According to ...


Other links on this page expand on Poe's philosophy.

Poe considered Eureka, totally ignored in his lifetime, to be his philosophical summum:

Eureka­: A Prose Poem


For those of your interested in taking a hands-on approach, there still are some events left in the year to attend. . .

. . . in Baltimore these next few days:

http://www.poebicentennial.com/events.html

. . . more on events in Baltimore this year:

http://www.nevermore2009.com/

. . . a conference in Philadelphia beginning tomorrow:

The Third International Edgar Allan Poe Conference: The Bicentennial will be held in Philadelphia, October 8-11, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency at Penn's Landing.
http://www2.lv.psu.edu/PSA/Conference2009/

. . . year-long schedule for Virginia:

http://www.poe200th.com/

. . . other:

http://poetry.about.com/b/2008/11/19/celebrating-edgar-allan-poes-2...

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Thanks for the links. I'll go through them as soon as I can.

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