Poe Project Images

"Poe Returning to Boston"

Final Design Model 2014

Preliminary Design Model 2012 (below)


Edgar Allan Poe Square, opposite Boston Common, at the southeast corner of the intersection of Boylston Street and Charles Street South (foreground in this April 2013 photo). The Poe statue is expected to be installed here between June and October 2014.

Sculptor Stefanie Rocknak in her studio

Edgar Allan Poe Square Public Art Project manager Jean Mineo with Poe Foundation of Boston board member Rob Velella, in Poe character, at a Boston Public Library celebration of Poe's 203rd birthday on Jan. 19, 2012. The foundation hosted a similar event at the BPL on Jan. 19, 2011; and its officers curated a major exhibition at the library, "The Raven in the Frog Pond: Edgar Allan Poe and the City of Boston," from Dec. 17, 2009 to March 31, 2010. The Poe Foundation's original application to create a permanent statue of Poe at the corner of Boylston and Charles streets was submitted to the Boston Art Commission on March 13, 2009.

Public art consultant Jean Mineo introducing the three Poe project finalists at Emerson College on Jan. 9, 2012

The audience at the presentation of competing public art designs at Emerson College on Jan. 9, 2012

Poe Foundation of Boston board of directors members (l-r) Dan Currie (president), Philip E. Phillips, Rob Velella, Paul Lewis (chair), Katherine Kim, with sculptor Stefanie Rocknak (3rd from left), at the Boston Public Library on Jan. 19, 2013