Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy 200th Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe

Master of the Gothic story and the inventor of the mystery-suspense genre Edgar Allan Poe celebrates his 200th Birthday today. While his life was short and tragic, the contributions Poe made to American literature are immeasurable. So take a moment this evening, in the still quite dark to read a page or two of your favorite Poe story or poem. Allow yourself to be frightened, even for just a few moments. Consider what an amazing talent Poe was. My favorite? The Tell Tale Heart.

For more info on the celebrations of Poe's bicentennial, visit these links:
The Baltimore Sun
Eerie After All These Years
Poe Bicentennial Project

Quoth the raven, Nevermore!

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