Poetry for Young People: Edgar Allan

A wonderful introduction

My teen learned about Poe by first reading The Tell-Tale Heart during Halloween season, just like I did. Every year since we've read a story or two, but we hadn't really looked at the poems as much (save for "The Raven" and "The Black Cat"), so I thought we'd check out a similar book to the Robert Frost one we'd looked at last week.

This book, Poetry for Young People: Edgar Allan Poe, is as delightfully macabre as you'd expect. There's a big raven on the cover and it's filled with gorgeous illustrations. I'd never even heard of many of these poems (although some of them were excerpts from his short stories) and I really enjoyed looking at them alongside my teenager.

Have you read any Poe collections lately? If so, which ones are your favorites?

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