Poe also has a certain hold on the burg where Kiko's House is situated. The story is that he got drunk after giving a lecture at the local college and was thrown out of the town's oldest taproom, which in Poe's memory uses a raven on its logo, menus, softball team T-shirts, and so on.
Only one problem: Poe already was dead when the taproom opened.This is indicative of the mystery that seems to swirl around almost everything Poe, including a figure dressed in black, features cloaked by a wide-brimmed hat and scarf, who has crept into a churchyard to lay three roses and a bottle of cognac at Poe's grave each year on his birthday.
Has the identity of this mystery person at last been revealed?More here.
Image: "The Raven" illustrated by Gustave Doré