Poet Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe, best known for his macabre poems and short stories, was born on January 19, 1809.
Key Facts In This Video
Poe's style of writing began the modern-day movement toward crime-writing. (0:14)
In the late 1830s Poe published some of this most famous short stories. (1:30)
In 1845, Poe published "The Raven." (1:50)