We wanted to send out a reminder for next weeks special event at the UAG. R.M. Engelhardt and Albany Poets are teaming up once again to celebrate the life and work of one of America’s greatest writers, Edgar Allan Poe.
Poe was known for developing the mystery, suspense, and crime genres as well as being a great poet, editor, and critic. Even though Poe died in 1849 his influence on literature in the U.S. and beyond continues to this day. His work still appears in popular culture through books, music, movies,and television. The Raven itself has been the subject of a couple of films over the years including one in 1963 with Vincent Price and Boris Karloff and a new version starring John Cusack coming out next year.
Join us on Monday, October 31 at the UAG Gallery for this special tribute to Poe with featured readings by Albany area poets and performers plus an open mic for everyone to share their own work or their favorite Poe pieces. We are still looking for featured readers, so if you are interested send us an email at email@example.com and let us know.
Here is a little more information on the event from Rob on the official Facebook page:
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
~ Edgar Allan Poe
The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead. His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” This versatile writer’s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews. He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America’s first great literary critic and theoretician. Poe’s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.
On Halloween, Monday October 31st?
We shall, as always celebrate his works & his life with Albany, NY’s longest running Edgar Allan Poe Tribute featuring poets from near & far. This will also be a fudraiser supporting local artists & the UAG Gallery on Lark Street!
More Details TBA SOON!!!!
7pm To 10pm
$5.00 Donation Goes To Support The UAG