Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allen Poe (January 19, 1809-October 7, 1849) was an American author, editor, and poet known for his macabre poetry and short stories, and he is one of the best-known authors in American literature. He published his first book, Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), when he was 18 years old. Poe became editor for the Southern Literary Messenger, and later Graham's Magazine. His poem, The Raven (1845), was an instant success and remains one of the best known works in American literature.