Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809, did you celebrate his 200th birthday yesterday? A cake may be a BIT over the top, but one man (or woman?) visits Edgars grave every year and leaves a bottle of cognac and three roses.
I have always enjoyed "The Raven" (but who doesn't), and while I enjoy reading it, it is best enjoyed read aloud. BUT, even better than reading it out loud, is Vincent Price reading it out loud!