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15 Interesting Facts about Edgar Allan Poe -- 11. Poe is credited for defining the modern short story.

15 Interesting Facts about Edgar Allan Poe -- 11. Poe is credited for defining the modern short story.

This is the tombstone of Edgar Allan Poe. It has a bird on it. I think he has a famous poem about a bird and is why it's on his tombstone. Perhaps he liked birds very much.

This is the tombstone of Edgar Allan Poe. It has a bird on it. I think he has a famous poem about a bird and is why it's on his tombstone. Perhaps he liked birds very much.

Put a Poe On It is back and with prizes! (Some of the entries have been pretty funny already)

Put a Poe On It is back and with prizes! (Some of the entries have been pretty funny already)

"A fitful stain of Melancholy will ever be found inseparable from the perfection of the beautiful."    ~ Edgar Allen Poe

"A fitful stain of Melancholy will ever be found inseparable from the perfection of the beautiful." ~ Edgar Allen Poe

Lithographs of Edgar Allen Poe works, by Hugh Steiner-Prag (1880-1945). From top: Poe, The Sleeper, The Raven, The City in the Sea, Ulalume. Many more at link.

Lithographs of Edgar Allen Poe works, by Hugh Steiner-Prag (1880-1945). From top: Poe, The Sleeper, The Raven, The City in the Sea, Ulalume. Many more at link.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/83080863/edgar-allan-poe-cat-lover-writing-quote?ref=fp_treasury_7

http://www.etsy.com/listing/83080863/edgar-allan-poe-cat-lover-writing-quote?ref=fp_treasury_7