Young Edgar Allan Poe – The Making of a Genius

In honor of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday today, January 19, I’d like to offer a rare glimpse into the childhood of one of my favorite writers. The formative years are crucial to everyone’s successful (or unsuccessful) adulthood, and Mr. Poe’s were no exception. As an infant, young Edgar’s nurse often fed him and his siblings bread soaked…

The Unfinished Life of Edgar Allan Poe

Today, 166 years ago, Edgar Allan Poe departed this world for the next, leaving us breathless for more, and the internet is abuzz with his mysterious death. A few people truly care, but most are simply riding the hashtag wave until the next big trend. This post is for the former, not the latter. I always wonder what else Poe…