Category Archives: Poetry

When Eddie Met Fanny- A Review of Mrs. Poe

The best history, like reality, is messy.  Fiction, on the other hand, cleans up really well.  Personally I prefer history over fiction nine times out of ten, the messier the better.  Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen is good, clean fun if you like that sort of thing.  It is good, clean fun even if you…

Poe Museum 2013 Poetry Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted to our poetry contest last month, held in honor of National Poetry Month. We received some great poems from all over the world. The following three poems were chosen by our editorial staff for first, second, and third place. First Place “Family Portrait” By Ryan McLellan Your bonnet rots…

Poe Museum Accepting Submissions for Poetry Month Contest

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Poe Museum will be accepting submissions throughout the month of April for a poetry contest. There are no restrictions on content or form. All poems must be no longer than Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” (108 lines). Only one poem may be submitted per author. Prizes for the…

Edgar Allan Poe on Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day, a holiday Americans celebrated even back in Edgar Allan Poe’s time. In fact, one of his friends, Anna Charlotte Lynch, hosted an annual St. Valentine’s Day party at her home in New York. Throughout 1845, Poe was a favorite guest at Lynch’s weekly literary soirees. In her words, “During the time that…

Poetry Inspired by Poe

In case you missed the poetry reading last night at the Poe Museum, we are posting one of the Poe-inspired poems read at the event by J. Ronald Smith, Poet in Residence at St. Christopher’s School. The following poem imagines one of Poe’s 1849 visits to the home of his last fiancee, Elmira Shelton, in…