April 25, 2009
New Stamp Honors Poe
The United States Postal Service has once again issued a beautiful literary stamp, this one on the occasion of Edgar Allen Poe's 200th birthday. Poe (1809–1849, was a poet, soldier, editor, author of the famous poem "The Raven" ("Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary / Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore...."), The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and the Fall of the House of Usher, among others. Poe is considered by many to be the father of the detective genre; his own death is still considered to be a mystery.
Buy stamps at post offices or online. Visit the Poe Museum's website for more information about this important American writer.
Stamp copyright USPS 2009.