29 January 2015

On This Day: Evening Mirror publishes The Raven

The New York Evening Mirror published "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe On This Day in 1845. "The Raven" is a narrative poem, meaning the narrator tells a story usually in metered verse. Poe is known for his dark gothic work. 

Despite being known for his writings, he was quite poor during his lifetime. He lived in Boston, Richmond, Baltimore, New York City and Philadelphia. He is widely remembered and loved. In Richmond, there is an Edgar Allen Poe Museum. Baltimore boasts the Edgar Allen Poe House and Museum. In Philadelphia the Edgar Allen Poe National Historic Site is maintained by the National Park Service. The Edgar Allen Poe Cottage is in the Bronx. 

I love Poe. To be honest it is so hard to choose a favorite work by him. The first one that comes to mind though is "The Masque of the Red Death".
What is YOUR favorite Poe piece? 


On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.