The Raven Read by 14 of The World’s Greatest Voices

dramatic readings of the raven

The Raven, one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous poems published in 1845 makes for a great dramatic reading around Halloween. Here’s proof. From Vincent Price to Lou Reed (and two animated versions; The Simpsons and Tim Burton’s Vincent), here are 14 readings of the poem by the world’s most mellifluous voices. Read more

Plenty of Poe for Halloween. Edgar Allan Poe Poems, Art, Housewares, Toys & Links.

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above: A sculpture of Edgar Allan Poe by Chris Sickels of Red Nose Studio.

Few historic figures conjure up the macabre as well as the 19th century author, poet and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe. A heavy drinker, Poe was preoccupied with death, decomposition and premature burial (possibly because of his wife’s early demise) and is best known for his Gothic style of fiction. Tim Burton and Edward Gorey are a just two of the well known personalities whose work is inspired by The Master of the Macabre. Read more