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Poe's Helen Remembers
Sat, January 10, 2009 3:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at
Parkway Central Library
Actress/Park Ranger Helen McKenna-Uff will perform her intimate look at Poe as the fiancée to Helen Whitman. Poe had ardently tried to convince Helen to marry him but their engagement was short-lived, attributed to Poe's drinking problem. Poetess Whitman was passionate in her defense of Poe and cherished her memories of him for the rest of her life. She wrote poems, a book and corresponded with many biographers, trying to get the Poe story right. For information, call 215-686-5416.