Did you know his biographer kept Poe's wife's bones under his bed?

January 19th marks the 207th birthday of one of the most recognized names in the history of American literature. His name is synonymous with dark poetry and tales of murder and suspense, but many elements of his own life contain their fair share of mystery and surprise, as these intriguing Edgar Allan Poe facts show:

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Erin Kelly
Erin Kelly
Erin Kelly is a freelance writer, artist and video editor that splits her time between the humid Midwest and the dusty corners of her mind.
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