Edgar Allan Poe http://nhpr.org en The Word of Mouth Halloween Spooktacular!!! http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-halloween-spooktacular <p>Happy Halloween!&nbsp;&nbsp;Today, a&nbsp;brief&nbsp;escape from the coverage and aftermath of Superstorm Sandy…&nbsp; with trick or treating delayed or canceled in storm-ravaged communities along the east coast, we at <em>Word of Mouth</em> are committed to celebrating the holiday in honor of those who cannot… as&nbsp;advice columnist "Prudie" puts it, if we <em>didn’t</em> celebrate Halloween, wouldn’t that be letting the storm win?</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:58:01 +0000 Virginia Prescott 15888 at http://nhpr.org The Word of Mouth Halloween Spooktacular!!! Once Upon A Midnight Dreary... http://nhpr.org/post/once-upon-midnight-dreary <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Here is Sean Hurley's unabridged reading of "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe. Enjoy!</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Sean Hurley & Edgar Allan Poe 26048 at http://nhpr.org Once Upon A Midnight Dreary... Poe Was Totally Steampunk http://nhpr.org/post/poe-was-totally-steampunk <p>One of the events that&nbsp;took place earlier this week at the Bosacwen Public Library was the Edgar Allan Poe Steampunk Workshop&nbsp;which linked Poe’s artistry to the “steam-punk” subculture that is quickly growing&nbsp; among fans of fantasy fiction and Japanese animation.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 14:01:07 +0000 Zach Nugent 14578 at http://nhpr.org Poe Was Totally Steampunk But is Poe still scary? http://nhpr.org/post/poe-still-scary <p>We asked a variety of people, including Laura Knoy, Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman, and some adorable kids whether they think Edgar Allan Poe's work still stands up as "scary." Here's the full version of what they had to say about that...</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:38:16 +0000 Taylor Quimby 14577 at http://nhpr.org But is Poe still scary? The Last Days of Poe/The Raven http://nhpr.org/post/last-days-poethe-raven <p>The last days of Edgar Allan Poe’s life are shrouded in mystery, much like his own work. And to arrive at those last fateful days, you must go back in Poe’s life to set the scene.&nbsp; He was an orphan, adopted by the Allan family. He grew up well educated and well off, but once he left home for college, his relationship with his foster father grew tumultuous and he was – as they say - cut off. &nbsp;Poe also had a taste for alcohol and women… and could never seem to balance the two.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:32:41 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Edgar Allan Poe 14575 at http://nhpr.org The Last Days of Poe/The Raven Edgar Allan Poe: In October Coming To A Library Near You http://nhpr.org/post/edgar-allan-poe-october-coming-library-near-you <p>One hundred and sixty-three years after his death, New Hampshire is aiming its literary spotlight on Edgar Allan Poe.</p><p>Throughout October libraries around the state are encouraging people to get acquainted – or perhaps reacquainted – with one of the masters of horror.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p></p><p>Edgar Allan Poe didn’t have a chainsaw or horror-movie special effects.</p><p>But the guy had a wicked imagination.</p><p>When it came to scaring millions of readers he did just fine with stories like:</p><p>The Raven.</p><p>The Fall of the House of Usher.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:21:10 +0000 Chris Jensen 13949 at http://nhpr.org Edgar Allan Poe: In October Coming To A Library Near You