“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.
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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.