“The Raven” is the most famous poem ever written by Edgar Allan Poe. Its publication skyrocketed him to literary fame in the mid-1800s. There are lots of audio versions of this poem floating around the Internetz, including some by very famous actors and whatnot, but I decided to give it a shot anyway. This one was recorded live on Periscope, then I added in the music and found a great Lenore/Raven picture (is that the best Lenore/Raven ever or what?), and then uploaded to my YouTube channel. I think it turned out pretty well. Let me know what you think!

Posted by Frank Marcopolos

Frank Marcopolos founded "The Whirligig" literary magazine in 1999, which has been called "a landmark, demonstrating the power of the literary underground." It has been said that "you get this true lion-roaring sense that Editor Frank Marcopolos knows what he likes, and how to read, and how to publish, and he has guts, and eats insects on Wheaties with bleach." His long-form fiction has been reviewed with such praise as "thorough-goingly entertaining" and "highly readable...recalls the style of Michael Chabon or John Irving. A literary gem that should not be missed." A broadcasting-school graduate, his unique literary-audio work has been featured in movie trailers, scholastic environments, and on YouTube, with one of his audiobooks achieving over 100,000 "views" there.