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‘Sorrow Sells’: The New Yorker Ventures Into the Life of an Insta-Poet March 10, 2017: What inspires tormented souls to pen verses for Instagram? In her article, “The Life of an Instagram Poet,” Sheila Marikar introduces New Yorker readers to one such bard. Reuben Holmes, [...] by

Nocturne: José Asunción Silva September 1, 2015: Nocturne III           A night A night full of hushings, of the curled wool of perfume and incanting      wing, [...] by

Between Popular and Literary: Remembering Edgar Allan Poe 165 Years After his Death October 8, 2014: Did you know that Edgar Allan Poe was best known, in his lifetime, as an editor and critic whose cuttingly harsh reviews earned him the nickname “Tomahawk Man?” Or that his on-going feud [...] by

Outcast Nevermore! Boston’s New Edgar Allan Poe Statue Salutes Hometown Hero October 8, 2014: It’s a good time to be Edgar Allan Poe, even if you are in the afterlife. On the 165th anniversary of his death, the city of Boston, Edgar Allan Poe’s hometown, unveiled a new statue [...] by

Boy Writers: Paul Auster & Edgar Allan Poe January 29, 2014: Paul Auster spoke recently at the Morgan Library in New York about his life in reading Edgar Allan Poe, framing this study with what he called “boy’s literature.” Poe, Borges, and [...] by

Freaky Halloween Special from BlazeVox and Kent Johnson! October 31, 2013: Our friends at BlazeVox, as promised last week here, bring you something terrifying for Halloween: Edgar Allan Poe! Kent Johnson! Conceptual Poetry (ahhhh)!! Without further ado, BlazeVox Films [...] by

Help Preserve Endangered Illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Raven’ October 9, 2013: Hyperallergic gives some love to Liverpool illustrator and sidewalk artist James Carling (1857-1887), whose affinity with Edgar Allan Poe was such that he had “followed his meaning so close as [...] by

Merry Xmas! Now Coat My Lips With Some of That Absinthe Flavored Balm December 14, 2012: Thank you, Jacket Copy, for rounding up the best Poe-themed gifts for the holiday season. Edgar Allan Poe wrote stories that were creepy, disturbing, even macabre. As authors and holidays go, he may [...] by

The Fall of the House of Poe November 28, 2012: Poor Edgar Allan Poe. First, his genius goes unrecognized during his lifetime. Then, he dies under mysterious circumstances. Now, his old house is being vandalized! From HuffPo: The historic Edgar [...] by

How Does America Bury Its Dead Poets? October 31, 2012: Oh right, it’s Halloween! The Atlantic has a feature we think you might like: “How America Buries Its Famous Writers”! More: Writers’ graves can be surprising places to visit. [...] by