The original suspense writer is once again in the news due to the current cinematic release named for Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem “The Raven.” Poe (1809-1849) wrote many poems, short stories and a few essays that live on in the literary world. His macabre style attracts many current readers. Here are some resources about the man being immortalized on screen.
Edgar Allan Poe Museum (find it on ipl2)
Visit the virtual site of this museum that was established in 1922. Visitors may sift through letters, newspaper articles and photographs of Poe and those he was closest to. Samples of his most famous and lesser known works are also available to read.
Edgar Allan Poe- Poets.org (find it on ipl2)
The Academy of American Poets maintains this informative web site to provide not only poems, but also poet biographies, recordings of poetry, interviews with poets and essays. Along with biographical information about Poe, sixteen of his poems are available to be read.
Times Topics: Edgar Allan Poe (find it on ipl2)
The fascination with Poe has been evident for many decades. The New York Times created an entire site that chronicles the various times Poe has been covered by this legendary paper. Articles from as far back as 1984 up to as recently as two weeks ago are included. There are also slide shows available that detail both the history of Poe and the celebrations of his works.
Nevermore: The Edgar Allan Poe Collection of Susan Jaffe Tane (find it on ipl2)
Cornell University celebrated Edgar Allan Poe with a special exhibit during 2006 and 2007. This web site was intended to provide users with an online version of the exhibition. The site includes both history about Poe’s life and digitalized primary sources of the varities of works he created (poems, lectures and editorials). “The Raven,” his most famous poem is also profiled.
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