Speaking of Poe, an unexpected benefit of being in the Twitterstream is that I learned about the funny and poignant poem below from a tweet. Here are just the first few lines.
So Edgar Allan Poe Was In This Car
So Edgar Allan Poe was in this car goin' the wrong way on ol' 66
and it's snowin' hard and he's pissed off and worried about
everything so he manages to pull over to the side and his woman
gets outta the car to check out the situation but Edgar won't get
out and his woman realizes that he isn't gettin' out so she goes
to wunna them phone stands near a big pole by the Wrong Way
And calls up his friend Sam Coleridge and Sam says, "Okay,
Hold on, I'll be right out there." ...
The full text (and audio) is on PoetrySpeaks here.