edgardo allan poes the raven

Edgardo Allan Poe’s “The Raven”

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A note from the author about how “The Raven” by Edgardo Allan Poe came to be written:

“I was inspired to write that story when I was arrested by ICE. One day, somebody knock on my door and they say, “Your pizza’s ready.” I did not order no pizza. And also it was seven o’clock in the morning. When I open the door, eight guys in Pizza Hut polos rushed in and they suplex me through my TV. Apparently a lady called 911 and said, “A Latino in a house.” I spent two months in prison, but they had to let me go because actually I was born in Baltimore, Maryland. When I was one years old, my family moved to Uruguay so my dad could be the first manager at the first Sears in Montevideo.”

Edgardo Allan Poe’s “The Raven”
Edgardo Allan Poe’s “The Raven”

The Raven • by Edgardo Allan Poe

The Raven flew into my house like a bat out of hell.

And it landed on the head of my life-size statue of JFK.

“Raven, it is after midnight,” I say.

“I am trying to nap.”

But the Raven say, “Nevermore.”

I told the Raven that now that me and Leonora had broken up,

I would try to eat healthy and work out,

but the Raven say, “Nevermore.”

“Get out of here, you stupid, evil Raven!” I say.

“You cannot come to a man’s house and torment him like this.”

But the Raven say, “Nevermore.”

Finally, the Raven left after I open a window and I sprayed the bird with Glade.

Edgardo Allan Poe’s “The Raven”
Edgardo Allan Poe’s “The Raven”

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