by Edgar Allan Poe
To Helen Resources
A biography of Edgar Allan Poe written in 1941. We dare you to read all of it.
Here's a site with e-texts for most of Poe's works.
This is a website that examines Poe's death and the theories people have proposed.
Check out these links to primary sources about Poe's death.
Here's Poe's page at the Poet's Graves site.
This site discusses how to raise this legendary flower.
Mr. Hanks recites the poem in the not-so-stellar movie Ladykillers.
This is a neat (or creepy, or both) animation of "Edgar Allan Poe" reciting Hanks' reading of the poem (see the link above for the original reading).
Here's a… reading, with some classical artwork to ponder while you listen.
Enjoy this interpretation, with some student slides to watch while you're at it.
A man reads the other (and much longer) poem called "To Helen," written much later.
Here's the most famous photo (daguerreotype) of Poe ever.
This is a painting of the woman Poe loved as a teenager and who inspired his poem.
This headstone marks the original site of Poe's grave (it was later moved).
Here's a picture of several different-colored hyacinths.
Articles and Interviews
Here are scans of Poe's obituary in the Richmond newspaper.
Movies & TV
IMDB entry for The Raven, a semi-fictional movie about Poe.