Here is some information about Poe that I hope will spur you on to read this great writer.
Edgar Allan Poe at Wikipedia
The Murder of Edgar Allan Poe at Crime Library
The Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore‘s website
A Life of Poe at the Poe Museum
A brief biography of Poe at the Literature Network
An even briefer biography at poets.org
Bibliography of Edgar Allan Poe at Wikipedia
My favorite works are as follows:
and, of course,
(Without these detective stories some say there would have been no Sherlock Holmes! shudder)
Or you can pick up an edition of his works here at Amazon.
Also, the A&E Biography of Poe is available at iTunes. There is the video and also an audio version available (last I checked).