Edgar Allan Poe was born at 62 Carver Street, Boston. He never seemed to be very proud of that fact. Poe wrote to a friend, “They are getting worse and worse and pretend not to be aware there are lively people outside of Boston. The worst and most disgusting part of the matter is that Bostonians are really, as a race, far inferior in point of anything beyond mere talent. ... They are decidedly the most servile imitators of the English it is possible to conceive.”
If that wasn’t enough, Poe said of Boston: “Their hotels are bad. Their pumpkin pies are delicious. Their poetry is not so good.”
He probably would’ve trashed Bill Belichick for calling a run on fourth-and-one against the Colts.
Despite Poe's animosity towards the city, the Boston Public Library has a new exhibit: “The Raven in the Frog Pond,” an exhibit from the Edgar Allen Poe collection of the Boston Public Library and the American Antiquarian Society. The exhibit explores Poe's genealogy, writing and the bitter literary feud that turned his hometown against him.
You can read more in an article by Chris Bergeron of the GateHouse News Service at http://www.patriotledger.com/entertainment/x190611308/Exhibit-celebrates-Edgar-Allen-Poe.