I've been an Edgar Allen Poe fan for as long as I can remember. I guess it started with the Roger Corman movies starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Boris Karloff.
I believe the first story I ever read of Poe's was the Tell Tale Heart, followed by the Cask of Amontillado and The Pit and The Pendulum. I was beside myself with glee when a Simpson's episode came on with none other than James Earl Jones narrating Poe's The Raven. Here's the video in all its glory:
Poe lived in Richmond, Virginia, and attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The Poe Museum in Virginia is reported to be blocks from where he actually lived, and "the old stone house" which is home to the museum is purported to be the oldest dwelling standing in Richmond.
|Poe Museum in Richmond VA|
|Statue of Poe at Poe Museum, Richmond, VA.|
Photo from PoeStories.com
|Dorm room at University of Virginia in Charlottesville which is believed to have been Poe's|
|Poe statue in Capitol Square, Richmond, VA|
Richmond also has a Poe's Pub where you can enjoy some nightlife entertainment.
|Grave of Elizabeth Arnold Poe|
Oops... almost forgot. There is a new Poe movie coming out, The Raven. Warning, it is a little gory:
"Q" is for Quoth the raven, "Nevermore", and April is Parkinson's Awareness Month