his work has influenced literature in the U.S. and around the world, appears in much of popular culture.
born in Boston, second child of two actors
possibly from alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other
second child of two actors
they never formally adopted him, but he stays wit them into young adulthood. John spoils and aggressively disciplines Poe- they have a hard relationship.
Poe and Allen make temporary peace
Failed as a officer's cadet, firm wish to become poet and writer.
she dies due to tuberculosis
stays for only one semester due to not enough money. Actual date he went is unknown. He clashes with John Allen over debts and the funds for his education.
uses an assumed name
Tamerlane and Other Poems (anonymous collection of poems). Credited to "a Bostonian".
became known for personal style of literary critism
the Baltimore Saturday Visitor awards prize for his short story "M.S. Found in a Bottle"
has instant success