This Week in Poetic History

Just for fun: we’re celebrating the lives of three poets that were changed this week in history, many years ago, and examining the curious ways one turn of events can change a legacy. Here are three world-altering events from three years in poetic history… “The Raven” Is Born On this day in 1845, Edgar Allen…

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Top Ten Literary Beers

It’s Friday! Time to kick back with a summer read, dig your toes into the sand, and crack open one of these beauties. Who said beers couldn’t be high-brow? White Whale Ale Yes, it is actually made with pages ripped from the seams of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Le Petit Prince (or The Little Prince) Lament on…

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Quoth “The Raven”: It’s My Birthday! Poe’s Poem turns 168

Yesterday marked the anniversary of  the publication Edgar Allan Poe‘s classic, creepy poem “The Raven.” Although there is some dispute, the first publication of the work is generally attributed to The New York Mirror.  The poem made Poe a star, but sadly, not a fortune. In the poem, a raven continuously visits a man who has…

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