My copy published 1992
Source: bought it for my son
Everyone knows the poem "The Raven" and probably several of Poe's many stories. I had never read any of Poe's other poems prior to reading this book. Not surprisingly, there's not a happy one in the bunch. Poe's life was difficult and filled with the lose of loved ones, many of the deaths being memorialized in his poetry.
There were only a couple of poems that I liked in this collection; I far prefer Poe's stories to his poetry. The relentless sadness, the strange cadence of some of the poems, and the similarity between so many of the poems all served to make this slim volume one I had to fight to get through. This one pretty much sums up so many of them and so much more succintly:
I read this collection as part of the Gilmore Girls Challenge. I can't tell you how much I wish Rory would have read "The Tell-Tale Heart" instead of "The Raven!"
"Deep In Earth"
Deep in earth my love is lying
And I must weep alone.