Edgar Allan Poe stands as an iconic American writing figure. We all have preconceptions of who he was and have our favorite story of his. It’s October, and many people break out his stories to delve into the psychological, gory playground he provided. However, my love for Poe expanded after I took a seminar about him that showed that the man was much more than his fun stories. If you want a great biography that makes for an interesting read as well as offers a wealth of background information, I highly suggest Kenneth Silverman‘s Edgar A. Poe: Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance. Poe’s own life has been turned mythic in disproportionately to the truth. Was he poor? Oh yes, he experienced severe bouts of poverty.…