Yes, it is January 19th. Edgar Allan Poe was born this day in 1809 and I, your humble author, was born exactly 168 years later (Dolly Parton shares our birthday, too, so a happy shout-out to her as well).
Of all Poe’s stories and poems, “The Raven” is my favorite. It is a tradition with me to read it on our birthdays. In celebration, I hope you enjoy this presentation of Poe’s poetic masterpiece by the great Christopher Lee.