Visitations: Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain at Wave Hill

Wave Hill House
with Thomas Devaney & Carol Muske-Dukes
Date and Time: 
October 7, 2007 - 1:00PM to 3:30PM
Event Location: 
Wave Hill West 249th St. and Independence Ave., Bronx NY

Revisit the works of two formative Victorian voices and tour one of New York City's magnificent 19th century estates, Wave Hill, which once played host to the likes of Charles Darwin and Queen Victoria.

1:00-1:30pm: Thomas Devaney shares selections from Poe's penumbral verse and offers highlights from the popular "Empty House" tour at the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site.

3:00-3:30pm: Carol Muske-Dukes reveals how the linguistic legacy of Samuel Langhorne Clemens inspired her acclaimed new novel, Channeling Mark Twain, and reads selections from his little-known poetical works.

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House, Co-sponsored by Wave Hill
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations
Poetry in the World