Edgar Allan Poe wrote many stories, poems, and other things. He was a very important writer of the 19 th century and is still recognized as one of America’s most influential writers. Even though he wrote almost 200 years ago, his stories and poems still, “shock, surprise, and move” modern readers” (Biography.com).
Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Allan Poe; A Man of Secrecy Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 as Edgar Poe. He was the second son to Elizabeth Arnold Poe and David Poe. Both parents were actors, and shortly after Poe s birth, his father deserted his family around 1810.