When we talk about Poe's influence, we're mostly talking about his affect on writers. He did, after all, create two genres: the horror and detective story.
But Poe influenced all types of artists. (We've already discussed his effect on cinema.) And Monday, we talked about the influence his stories had on illustration.
So when Poe collections were being printed, it made more sense aesthetically and economically to illustrate them with dark, heavy inkings.
And we'll be having more Poe events all month. Our Know Poe film festival continues this Thursday with a free screening of Vincent Price's The Raven at the Atlas Cinemas at Great Lakes Mall.
Then, on July 19, we're hosting a horror writing workshop for teens.
Click here for a full list of our Know Poe programming.