Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Weekly Post: Poe Fridays

I'm sure that everyone has heard of "Poetry Fridays" but have you heard of "Poe Fridays"? No? Well, welcome to Poe Fridays! In honor of Edgar Allan Poe's 200th birthday on January 19, I decided to set up a goal to read Poe weekly for at least the next year. Poe has 73 tales and a couple dozen poems so there is plenty of material to choose from. This isn't a challenge but more of an opportunity. Each Friday I will discuss a Poe short story or poem and post the title for the following week. You can either stop by to learn more about Poe's genius or you can read along and post your comments and/or links on each week's post. I think this year is a great time to turn more readers into Poe fans.

I've made a tacky little icon so feel free to grab it if you are totally into Poe Fridays!

We'll start short and easy and the poem for this week (January 23) is "A Dream Within A Dream". If you don't have your own copy of Poe's complete tales and poems (and why don't you!?!), you can read the entire works online at The Literature Network.

See you next Poe Friday,

Buy Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems on Amazon or find it at your local library.


  1. Just FYI . . . I've posted my excitement about your Poe Fridays on my blog! Feel free to check it out at http://tiftalksbooks.blogspot.com/2009/01/attn-poe-fans-must-read.html

  2. Great idea, I will follow along. Thanks.

  3. That's a great idea! I'm following, too!