Poe’s Birthday

Edgar Allan Poe was born on this date (January 19) in 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts.

I doubt anyone reading this blog intentionally, as opposed to stumbling across it, needs an explanation of who he was and the influence he still has. He casts one of the longest shadows over the field of dark literature.

I’ll read something by him in a little while.  I haven’t decided what yet. But I thought I would ask, what’s your favorite story by Edgar Allan Poe? Or poem for that matter?

6 thoughts on “Poe’s Birthday

    1. Keith West Post author

      I’ve not read that one. I’ll try to work it in.

      I started with “The Cask of Amantillado”, my favorite at the moment. I read part of “Some Words With a Mummy” but quit when I started nodding off. I’ll try to finish it today.

    1. Keith West Post author

      Thanks for the links, Deuce. (Crap! I missed Merritt.)

      There will be posts on both Howard and Moore.


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