Sunday, January 19, 2014
Happy Birthday To Edgar Allan Poe
As Biography.com notes, Edgar Allan Poe was born on on this day in 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Edgar Allan Poe was a U.S. American short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor. Edgar Allan Poe's tales of mystery and horror initiated the modern detective story, and the atmosphere in his tales of horror is unrivaled in American fiction. His The Raven (1845) numbers among the best-known poems in national literature.
You can read the rest of the piece and watch a video clip of Poe's life via the below link:
You can also read my Crime Beat column on Edgar Allan Poe and a tribute to Poe from today's writers via the below link: