His nickname was "Father of the detective story."
“The Raven” was a personal challenge Edgar imposed upon himself. He wanted to write 100 line poem, enough for one sitting. He ended up with 108 lines, which apparently was good enough for Poe.
Poe originally wanted to use a parrot instead of a raven, but he thought it didn’t evoke the right tone.
Edgar Allan Poe married Virginia Clemm when she was only 13. He was 27 at the time
Edgar Allan Poe's first published book (when he was only 18) was titled Tamerlane.