Amy Sedaris has her own YouTube channel. I know, I know: it’s Poe’s birthday. But Poe has a birthday every year. Amy Sedaris having a new YouTube channel where she makes crafts and gives us weird food recipes happens just once.
And yes, today is Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday.
- Huffington Post rounds up the best of Poe popping up in pop culture.
- The Poe Toaster didn’t show up again this year.
Over at Tablet, Adam Kirsch talks about I.J. Singer’s newly reissued The Brothers Ashkenazi. Some would argue that I.J. was a better writer than his Nobel winning brother, Isaac Bashevis Singer, but Kirsch isn’t here to make that argument.
If you didn’t think As I Lay Dying was going to be #1 on the list of “Top 10 Dead Bodies in Literature,” then that’s just silly.
And then there is this video of William Burroughs reading at the Haçiend.