Among the themes explored in poetry and literature, perhaps none compare with the romantic tragedy that accompanies the death of a young, beautiful woman. Whether death through sacrifice, or simply as a result of fate that claimed a life too early, this theme remains preeminent amidst famous...
Edgar Allan Poe knew what he was doing when he used the raven instead of some other bird to croak out “nevermore” in his famous poem. The raven has long been associated with death and dark omens, but the real bird is somewhat of a mystery. Unlike its smaller cousin the crow, not a lot has been written about this remarkable bird. Here are 10 fascinating facts about ravens.
archiemcphee: For this year’s Christmas Sweater, why not try something a bit more dour than merry? You can say “Nevermore!” to Christmas spirit with an Edgar Allan Poe Sweater. It will turn any holiday party from a joyous celebration to a dark rumination about being buried alive or trapped under a slowly descending bladed pendulum. Show More Summary
So many of my favorite poems aim to unsettle or conjure or raise the dead. There are, of course, the truly classic Halloween go-to poems like Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” Robert Service’s “The Cremation of Sam McGee,” Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market,” but… Continue reading ?
Ryan Reynolds in Buried (2010) The pathological fear of being buried alive is called taphophobia. 1 This seems like a perfectly rational fear to me, especially if one is claustrophobic and enjoys horror movies and Edgar Allan Poe short stories. Show More Summary
We are unhappy too. That's because San Francisco Opera has just sent out a press release about Fall of the House of Usher: Richard Croft is out of both operas, replaced by Jason Bridges, as Edgar Allan Poe, in Gordon Getty's Usher House and Joel Sorensen, as the Doctor, in Debussy's La Chute de la Maison Usher. Show More Summary
Check out the winners of Liberty Island’s 2015 Halloween fiction contest. And here’s my podcast about Edgar Allan Poe.
My restaurant Il Buco—housed in a 19th-century building once frequented by Edgar Allan Poe—had a restless spirit in its cellar until a couple of ghostbusters showed up.
Edgar Allan Poe was known for his bone-chillingly terrifying stories. Many of these tales were influenced by the horrific nightmares that plagued him for most of his life. Poe explored the mysteries of these chilling dreamscapes in poems...Show More Summary
The animated Edgar Allan Poe anthology film EXTRAORDINARY TALES has been a nine year labor of love for director Raul Garcia, and it was finally released into the world, in select theatres and on VOD, last Friday. EXTRAORDINARY TALES offers...Show More Summary
Welcome back to This Week In Discs! If you see something you like, click on the title to buy it from Amazon. Edgar Allan Poe’s Black Cats (Arrow Video) In Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key, an uninspired writer living...Show More Summary
“One upon a midnight dreary” begins "The Raven," setting the mood for one of the most recognizable poems written in English.
archiemcphee: Edgar Allan Toe One of our designers, scottheff, decided to take a picture of his son with this awesome Halloween dad joke using our Edgar Allan Poe Tattoos.
Raúl García’s “Extraordinary Tales” is an animated anthology film of Edgar Allan Poe stories narrated by luminaries like Christopher Lee, Guillermo Del Toro and even Bela Lugosi himself (using old audio footage). To be blunt, it’s kind of difficult to mess that up too much. Show More Summary
Stories by Ernest Hemingway and Edgar Allan Poe inspire original drink menus on Friday and Saturday nights.
The classic poem is made better by these familiar voices.
The below essay, by attorney and writer Leslie S. Klinger, is taken from the introduction to In the Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe: Classic Tales of Horror, 1816–1914, a new anthology devoted to recovering those horror writers who are obscured by the looming shadow of Edgar Allan Poe. …Read More
We’ve brought you reports for years on the Poe Toaster, the mysterious person who visits Edgar Allan Poe’s grave on his birthday with roses a toast of cognac. Or at least we did until 2009, when he made his last visit. Poe’s is far from the only gravesite in which people carry on strange traditions. Show More Summary
The Maryland Historical Society is resurrecting the tradition of the "Poe Toaster," a shadowy figure who would sneak to Edgar Allan Poe's gravesite for a mysterious tribute.