“Annabel Lee” is one of my favorite Edgar Allan Poe poems. It has become more popular of late because no less a luminary than Stevie Nicks took the poem and turned it into an amazing song on her last album. The poem features some of Poe’s recurring poetic characteristics, including rhythmic mid-line patterns, a sense of existential loss, and the mourning over the death of a loved one. A bit of a hot-mic issue on some of the words, so that’s totally my fault in the performance and if that trips you up, all apologies.

Posted by Frank Marcopolos

Frank Marcopolos lives in Austin, Texas. Hiding from the ever-present Texas sun because of a well-founded fear of skin cancer, he writes short stories and novels that have been praised by some readers, while others have been, like, "Meh." He also produces free audiobooks of public domain works on his YouTube channel. You can subscribe to that here: http://youtube.com/brooklynfrank