Edgar Allan Poe is the classic voice of American fantastic literature. Though born in Boston, he eventually became more closely associated with his hometown of Baltimore, and it is there that his grave can be found, in the churchyard of Westminster Presbyterian Church. In 1845, his poem, "The Raven", became wildly popular and is widely known still. The lyrical tale tells of the obsession and loss of a man beset by the title's seemingly prophetic bird. The poem is a poignant reminder of Poe's own loss, despair, and ultimate loneliness. This shirt shows the poem's raven, perched on a hoop of entwining Celtic knotwork that contains an excerpt of"The Raven" by Poe. Beneath is the inscription, "Edgar Allan Poe 1809 - 1849."
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