I certainly agree with James that Poe was one of the greatest America ever produced as he’s often credited with inventing both the modern horror story and the modern mystery. It’s amazing just how underappreciated he was when he was alive. As a horror fan, Poe was my favorite writer until I discovered Lovecraft. I’ve visited the Poe museum in nearby Richmond. Unfortunately, I will likely not be able to make his funeral in Baltimore though. My finanaces are just in too much disarray right now. But if I could, you’d better believe I’d be there.