Thursday, July 2, 2015

Journey #126 - The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

While lamenting his lost love, Lenore, a man is visited by a persistent bird who only bears a one-word message.

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Episode art was from vNovel Interactive's iPad book available on iTunes

Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 and became an American author, poet, editor and literary critic. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre, as well as the genre of science fiction.  He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.  Poe died in 1849,  in Baltimore, under mysterious circumstances, but he left us with a legacy of tales of wonder and woe, the marvelous and the macarbe.

Dave Robison has indulged in creative pursuits his entire life.  His accomplishments include writing Curious George fan-fiction at the age of eight, improv theater at age ten, playing trumpet at age twelve, as well as a theater degree, creating magazine cover art, writing audio scripts, designing websites, creating board games, hosting mythological roundtables and generally savoring the sweet draught of expression in all its forms.  His years of exploration give him a unique, informed, and eloquent perspective on the art of storytelling.

Dave is also the Creator and Host of the Roundtable Podcast, the Managing Director at Wonderthing Studios, and the Editorial Director of the Vex Mosaic e-zine.

Music used in this production:
"The Fall of the House of Usher" by Out of Orion

Theme music by Man In Space

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