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October 5, 2019

BUT for the cruel aspersions upon the character and life of America’s poetic genius, EDGAR ALLAN POE, this volume would have remained unwritten. EDGAR ALLAN POE has been more misunderstood than any other poet of the recent past. While his life was beautiful and inspire...

November 19, 2018

Just as the lily is repeated in the lake, or the eyes of Amaryllis in the mirror, so is the mere oral or written repetition of these forms, and sounds, and colors, and odors, and sentiments, a duplicate source of delight. But this mere repetition is not poetry. He who...

October 7, 2018

Edgar Allan Poe laid down the principles of poetic composition in several of his essays, notably “The Poetic Principle.” For some, the shocking news will be that the principle has not changed. Poe did not write the Poetic Principle for the 19th century or for the 13th...

January 8, 2018

Seldom is Edgar Allan Poe's voice heard today. It is drowned out by the popular culture's notions of some deranged man whose stories and poetry were simply the product of his own sick mind. The myth of Poe as some sort of mad man genius was largely the creation of his...

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