"He's one of the great figures in New York," Wolfe has said of Roberts, to whom "Bonfire" is dedicated. "Probably the greatest single figure I've run into."
NY judge who was model for 'Bonfire' jurist dies →
Writer Tom Wolfe said what made Poe special as a poet was his mastery of language and an ability to use words to create a sound that was sublime.
Letters show evidence of Poe's imagination →