This is named after a poem by the famous American author and poet Edgar Allen Poe. James William Carling lies buried in a pauper’s grave in Walton Park Cemetery. Born in 1857, he became a pavement artist at five, later going to America, where he produced a series of illustrations for Poe’s The Raven. Unable to find a publisher, he returned to England where he died in Brownlow Hill Workhouse, aged 29. His illustrations are on permanent exhibition today in the Edgar Allen Poe Museum, in America.
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