A belated Happy Birthday to Mr. Edgar Allen Poe! (His birthday was on Wednesday. I learned of this from glancing at my 2005 Sandman Calendar.)
I'm a moderate E.A. Poe fan. Long ago I read a lot of his works and thoroughly enjoyed them. The well-written pseudo-horror style really appeals to me. My favorites are The Cask of Amontillado and Masque of the Red Death.
ADDENDUM: E.A.P. was born in 1809. [6:31 PM, 1/22]