Profile of the Day: Edgar Allan Poe
Today we remember poet Edgar Allan Poe, who died on October 7, 1849 at the age of 40. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe is generally credited with being the first to to write the modern detective story. His poem “The Raven” ranks as one of the best known pieces of poetry in American literature.
Are you a fan of his spooky tales?
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