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This episode is a reprise of Becoming Poe - the Celebrate Poe episode with the second highest number of downloads.
I make some opening remarks, and a preview for 1st episode of this podcast, followed by a brief preview of the next episode (The First American Gay Novel)
REPRISE OF EPISODE ONE
This episode basically explains where I am coming from regarding this podcast - my (almost) journey from working at a computer store to being a guide at the Poe Museum in Richmond - generally believed to be the largest collection of Poe-related memorabilia in the world. (and a REALLY AWESOME place)
Then I explain how I became (more or less) Edgar Allan Poe for the West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive program (what a mouthful) My job was to travel through the state doing programs as Poe for schools, libraries, book fairs, etc. And I was surprised to find that Poe was treated like a rock star!