Poe was obsessed with his cats and he would write with them on his shoulder.
Poe's mother Elizabeth died when he was three years old.
Poe is credited for defining the modern short story.
Poe originally wanted to use a parrot instead of a raven, but he didn't evoke the right tone.
"The Raven" was a personal challenge for Edgar imposed upon himself. He wanted to write 100 line poem, enough for one sitting. He ended up with 108 lines, which was apparently was good enough for Poe.
3 works about Edgar Allan Poe
Murders in the Rogue House
The Purloined letter
Quote about Edgar Allan Poe
"Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you can hear".