Mar 6: Poe's THE RAVEN

West Point's Outcast, America's First Great Poet

Edgar Allan Poe was expelled from West Point and disinherited.
So poor was he that when his young wife lay dying, he could
not afford a fire to warm her. The weirdness and despair of
"The Raven" is particularly symbolic of his life.

Read: Poe's THE-RAVEN ..................   Vol. 42, pp. 1227-1230