Today, 19th January 2011, Poe’s 202 birthday is celebrated.
But he was not the only famous artist born on that day. Paul Cézanne, a French painter and Janis Joplin, an American singer were also born on 19th January.
Their birthdays are also celebrated.
As you can read at the very end of this blog-article published today in The Washington Post, many people from all over the world are tweeting lines from Poe’s poems in many languages.
Some other people prefer to say how they feel or what they think about his work and influence in their lives.
In fact, #PoeQuotes or just “Edgar Allan Poe” is the world’s fourth trending topic right now.
Have a nice Edgar Allan Poe’s day!
TASK: Let’s pretend that this is twitter. Post a famous quote by any of these three artists including the right hashtag: #poe #joplin #cézanne
Remember: although this is a blog focused on learning English, if you happen to choose Paul Cézanne, you should post his words in French and English since he was a French painter.