In celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's 204th birthday,
let's have some cake...
|Portrait of Poe in Waldorf Astoria Red Velvet Cake|
And Poe-tent cocktails...
Pick your poison:
|The Black Cat. Recipe here!|
|Montresor & Fortunato. Recipe here!|
|(Masque Of The) Red Death. Recipe here!|
|The Raven. Recipe here!|
In Poe's dream room!
|The Reading Room at the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site in PA,|
created based on his Philosophy Of Furniture.
Now all we need is some Poe-ty music:
Before departing PA, let's venture to the Free Library of Philadelphia and visit Grip,
Charles Dickens' taxidermied pet raven and the inspiration for Poe's poem:
|Quoth the Raven "Read more!" Info on him here!|
Did you know Poe also met Dickens while he was in Philly in 1842?
That's just one of the many fascinating facts I learned from this book:
|Edgar Allan Poe: An Illustrated Companion to His Tell-Tale Stories|
Speaking of books, the rest of this month will be all about them.
I'm also planning to put together a fitting music video,
featuring photos of YOU pondering over petrifying prose!
|Portrait of a Girl (Virginia Poe?) Reading by Thomas Sully|
Everyone who submits a photo will be entered to win a prize!
Submission deadline is the 29th. Video will be up on the 31st.