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Did you sign the Guestbook years ago, when you were in middle school? Search through all of the Guestbook signatures since 2005. Sometimes I comment on Guestbook posts. You can see all of my replies here.


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from Hong Kong

"I stumbled upon this site and I absolutely love it! My favorite poem is the bells because of the heavy onomatopoeia. I know there are people who might find it distasteful, but personally, I find it pioneering. :)"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
+10 for using the word onomatopoeia

signed 16 May 2020 12:54am 


Mayble Dean

from United States, Colorado, Mars

"Im not sure what to write here, but who ever is reading this, I hope you have a wonderful day!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Thanks, you too! Be safe out there!!

signed 13 May 2020 7:28pm 


Tabitha Weatherwax

from Gig Harbor, WA, US of A

"Love what you have done here, thank you for your efforts!!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
You're welcome!!!

signed 04 May 2020 5:32pm 



from USA

"Edgar Allen Poe is a fantastic, talented, emotional,and amazing poet. His works are unique and mysterious. Edgar created some memorable pieces in the Art of Poetry. This site is a really awesome way of displaying Poe and his greatest works."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Thanks! =)

signed 08 Apr 2020 1:45pm 



from EARTH

"CO-VID 19"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Reminds me of Masque of the Red Death

signed 06 Apr 2020 3:16pm 


Noah harris

from Grand junction Colorado earth

"This is cool?"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Is that a rhetorical question?

signed 04 Apr 2020 10:08am 


Maddy Woodson

from Colorado, United States, Earth

"Why do i have to sign a message"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
I have no idea

signed 02 Apr 2020 7:39pm 


Andrea Garcia

from The Philippines, Asia, Earth

"Hiiiiii!!!! Really love this site! Big Thank you's to all the people who took the time and effort to make it! :)"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
You are very welcome!! It was just one person... me :)

signed 15 Mar 2020 5:06am 


Nesha Jogi

from NY, US

"I want to know more about Allan Poe's experiences and the inside story."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Visit the Edgar Allan Poe Society web site.

signed 10 Mar 2020 8:34am 


Lisa Lillith Stavenes

from Stavanger, Norway

"How can i register?"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
No need to register. Everything here is fully available to everyone.

signed 09 Mar 2020 10:05pm 


Libby C.

from Minnesota, U.S.

"Hello! I am a high school student as well as a fan of strange and macabre literature (especially of Poe). I came across this website today and am surprised I haven't before. Everything is beautifully organized and designed. I am especially a fan of the timeline- very fascinating to see his life put into context with other historical events. Only negative of this site is how difficult it becomes to read the white-on-black text after awhile. Overall, this site is very educational and easy to spend lots of time on. I would read Poe all day if I could. Great work, keep it up!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Thanks for the compliments!! If you ever want to read any of the text with a white background and black text, just click the "Print Version". For example, Here's the print version of The Raven.

signed 01 Mar 2020 11:37pm 





REPLY from Robert Giordano:

signed 27 Feb 2020 11:28am 


Taylor Dixon

from United States, Louisiana,earth

"favorite quote: "Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.""

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
One of mine too

signed 05 Feb 2020 8:28am 


carlin chapman jordan

from Louisiana

"Edgar is the name of the ghost in my room... when he is active I just sigh and say, "oh poe...""

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Next time, ask him to read some of his poems to you

signed 04 Feb 2020 10:11pm 


Riley Timmer

from Louisiana

"I really love this website, it is so useful for anything you need to know about the Poe! Really appreciate all the people that took time to create this, thanks!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Just one person took the time to create this, but thank you!!!

signed 04 Feb 2020 10:01pm 


Natalie Wilson

from Pineville, LA

"The Monkey's Paw, because it uses a horror story theme to show karma, and be careful what you wish for."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
"The Monkey's Paw" is a short story written by W. W. Jacobs, NOT Poe. See

signed 03 Feb 2020 8:44pm 


Riley Timmer


"Honestly I really love this site, it has so much useful information within it. We have this assignment in English class where we have to answer 21 questions about Edgar Allen Poe, because we just read his short story, "The Masque of the Red Death". Mr Horaist usually gives us an assignment after we read something like that. But in all honesty this has been fun exploring and using all the helpful information in this website to help me just about almost fill out my whole paper. I really appreciate all the time and effort that went in to making and putting together all this information."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
I love to hear these stories! I'm really happy it helped!!

signed 03 Feb 2020 2:32pm 


Harrison Dandridge

from Virginia

"I think this site is very cool and creepy. Edgar was a heavy drug and alcohol user, which made his stories so creepy. My favorite poem was Alone. Thank you for the website."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Poe may have been a drinker but there is no evidence he was a drug user at all. After he died, Poe's rival and enemy published untrue claims about Poe being an alcoholic. These rumors still persist over 200 years later even though never proven.

If you really want the detailed truth, please see this page from the Edgar Allan Poe Society.

signed 03 Feb 2020 12:27pm 



from Ferguson, Mo

"A Poe fan for decades. Most recently visited Sullivans Island, SC where he was stationed at Fort M and where "Gold Bug" was inspired. I've visited his home in Baltimore as well as paid my respects at his gravesite. I am fascinated by his stories and by cryptograms. I'm looking to learn more on how to solve them!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
If you're interested in cryptograms, take a look at my resources listed at the end of this page:

signed 01 Feb 2020 7:25pm 


Chanell J.

from Saturn

"Although all the stories of Poe's we have read in class are all morbid, I'll have to admit... Edgar A. Poe was a great writer, and really tested the reader's psychological stand point. :)"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Not all of his stories are morbid though. I don't know why they only teach the morbid ones in most schools. Check the summaries page to find other stories.

signed 29 Jan 2020 10:27pm 


baby booboo

from Antartica

"I find Edgar Allan Poe much like the madmen in his stories. I don't understand why anyone would like the misery he writes about."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
"Ah how shameless -- the way these mortals blame the gods. From us alone they say come all their miseries yes but they themselves with their own reckless ways compound their pains beyond their proper share."
- Homer, The Odyssey, 750 B.C.

signed 29 Jan 2020 3:21pm 


Andrew Diaz

from Planet Earth

"Last Christmas I gave you my heart and the very next day you buried it underneath the floorboards along with the rest of my body as it fueled your descent into madness"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:

signed 17 Jan 2020 11:03am 



from North Carolina

"Great site. There are 3 Poe's Taverns that you might be interested in visiting. Me and my husband have been to two and hope to visit the third soon. They are in Sullivan's Island SC, Wrightsville NC, and Atlantic Beach FL."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Thanks, I'll have to check out all three!

signed 17 Jan 2020 10:57am 


Jayc McDonald

from Evington,Virginia,Earth

"This website gives me the creeps when i saw the crow next to the name of the website."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Its a Raven

signed 15 Jan 2020 9:26am 


Erick J Nazario-Lopez

from Ohio

"My favorite poem by Edgar Allan Poe is, "Memories" by Ligeia. It is my favorite because it talks about something we try doing remembering things and memories long forgotten."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
In Poe's story Ligeia, the narrator reads a poem written by Ligeia, but this poem is actually one of Poe's existing poems, The Conqueror Worm.

signed 10 Jan 2020 12:32pm 



from Cybertron Alpha Centauri

"the one story by Edgar Allan Poe that I have to say I absolutely dislike is The Black Cat because I have 2 black cats as pets"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Yes, if you love cats it can be hard to read, but the cat does get his revenge!

signed 18 Dec 2019 3:30pm 



from United States of America

"yee haw"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Not what I'd expect from Pottsville, PA but okay

signed 13 Dec 2019 8:13am 



from Mexico

"Hello, my literature teacher told me that for next semester we would be reading Poe so I'd like to thank this website for helping me get ahead in homework as I now have the winter vacations to read as many stories as I want without the pressure of a death line. Thank you very much."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
You are welcome! In the U.S. most people say "deadline" but I like "death line" too, especially on this site =)

signed 13 Dec 2019 1:14am 


Carly Izabella

from New York, USA

"I'm a Respiratory Therapist working the night shift, soothing my tired soul with Poe. This site is something I never knew I needed! Kudos to the individual(s) who can be credited with its upkeep and management. I'm blown away by the Wordlist. I keep them myself to some degree, much less coherently, and will definitely be sampling from here! Heartening to see all the different kinds of people who've made it here. Cheers!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Hearing comments like this makes me happy! Enjoy!!

signed 10 Dec 2019 10:25pm 


Scott Preston

from Woods Cross, Utah 84087, Earth

"Don't worry guys, I've been reading a necromancy book and I'll bring Poe back for us."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Your teacher should give you extra credit!

signed 08 Nov 2019 11:22am 


Faith M

from Medford WI

"I really liked the poem "Daydreaming" because it reminded me of myself a bit."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Did you mean "A Dream Within A Dream"?? Or maybe "Dream-Land"? There is no poem named "Daydreaming" on this site.

signed 08 Nov 2019 10:01am 



from south carolina

"my favorite one is the monkeys paw"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
The Monkey's Paw is a short story by W. W. Jacobs, not Poe.
Read More >

signed 07 Nov 2019 9:07am 



from USA,Kansas,Pluto

"Hope whoever reads this has a nice day :)"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Thanks! You too!!

signed 06 Nov 2019 1:54pm 


Nicholas Hajjar

from Illinois USA

"Hello whoever runs this site. Olmca says hello from the state of Illinois"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:

signed 06 Nov 2019 11:51am 



from Cybertron, Alpha centauri

"another question for Robert Giordano what story or poem do you think is the most dark and twisted"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Another difficult question but I might say its The Pit and the Pendulum because it is based on the true horror of the Spanish Inquisition. When I was in Europe, I visited a museum that contained many of the torture devices used during the Inquisition. Sometimes real history is more dark and twisted than anything you could make up.

signed 04 Nov 2019 3:33pm 


dakota culley

from united states, delaware,earth

"I think his life was very interesting. I think some of the interesting parts are that his fiancee got engaged to another man. Also i find it interesting that he married his cousin."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Edgar Allan Poe never had a fiancée who got engaged to another man. Sarah Elmira Royster Shelton was a childhood sweetheart, but lost contact with Edgar after he left for college. She eventually married another man. Many years later and one year before Poe's death, it was rumored that he, having lost his wife, and Sarah, now a widow, were engaged. But Poe died 10 days before they were supposed to get married.

signed 31 Oct 2019 11:04am 



from Delaware

"I really enjoyed the quote "Convinced myself, I seek not to convince.""

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
I feel the same way!

signed 30 Oct 2019 1:07pm 



from Milwaukee Wisconsin

"why was he such a dark person? And why are all of his stories so dark and scary and depressing?"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Did you read his biography??

signed 28 Oct 2019 2:41pm 



from us,nc,earth

"okay poe is creepy! And what do I get for signing this guest book thingy ?! And why are they asking what planet I live on isn't it obvious that i live on earth? should i have put my last name or no? why is it asking me weird questions?????????? OMGGGGG LOL I'M CONFUSED GOSH WOW OK BYE ??????? ;("

REPLY from Robert Giordano:

signed 28 Oct 2019 1:44pm 



from seaford

"He was a good poet but I think he had a lot of personal issues which affected his writing"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
I think his personal experiences and issues only made his writing better, but that's my opinion.

signed 27 Oct 2019 6:22pm 



from United States, Delaware, Earth

"I believe that Poe was a great author and I like how even though he always had problems with money he still pursued his career. I think writing was his way out, like when he found out his fiancee was engaged to another man, he turned to writing."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Poe never had a fiancée who was engaged to another man. Sarah Elmira Royster Shelton was a childhood sweetheart, but lost contact with Poe when he left for college and she eventually married another man. Years later and one year before Poe's death, it was rumored that he, a widower, and Sarah, a widow, were engaged. But Poe died 10 days before they were supposed to get married.

signed 27 Oct 2019 6:06pm 


OKar W. Earnhart

from IL Earth

"Poe is an author that will be remembered for his great work. Only Lovecraft could make tales just as terrifying and thought provoking."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
H.P. Lovecraft was a huge fan of Poe. He read all of Poe's works when he was a child.

"Poe's mind was never far from terror and decay, and we see in every tale, poem, and philosophical dialogue a tense eagerness to fathom unplumbed wells of night, to pierce the veil of death, and to reign in fancy as lord of the frightful mysteries of time and space." -H.P. Lovecraft [Source]

signed 24 Oct 2019 4:45pm 


Zach Zuehlsdorf

from Earth

"Hello darkness my old friend i've come to talk with you again. Because a vision softly creeping left its seed while i was sleeping. And the visions that were planted in my brain still remain in the sound of silence. In shallow streets i walked alone narrow paths of cobblestone. Neath the halo of a street lamp turned my collar to the cold and damp til my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light and split the night and touched the sound of silence. And in the naked light i saw 10,000 ppl maybe more ppl talkin w/o speakin ppl hearing w/o listening ppl writing songs that voices never shared and no one dared"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Lyrics from "The Sound of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel

signed 24 Oct 2019 3:00pm 



from Cybertron, Alpha centauri

"question for Robert Giordano which is your favorite poem and favorite story by Edgar Allan Poe?"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
That is such a difficult question because I love them all. The Raven was my favorite poem since I was 11 years old so I'll stick with that. In high school, my favorite story was The Fall of the House of Usher. Today, I can't narrow it down to a single story, but my favorites are Ligeia, The Gold Bug (because Poe teaches you how to solve encrypted messages!), The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and The Man of the Crowd.

signed 22 Oct 2019 3:36pm 


Alex Rickard

from Florence, Alabama

"As an English teacher, this is my go to for everything we do in class. I love how accessible this site is, as well as the visual aids it gives my students. I love everything about this site; thank you for providing this service."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
I love to hear things like this! You're welcome!!

signed 22 Oct 2019 2:33pm 


Sydney Foglesong

from Frankfort, Ohio, United States

"I just really want to be on the map."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
I'll be updating it again at the end of this month!

signed 22 Oct 2019 12:57pm 


Jaden Colley

from Alabama

"You should never take this beautiful earth for granted"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
I agree!!

signed 21 Oct 2019 9:23pm 


Vince Wilding

from Maryland, USA

"Thank you, Mr. Giordano, for an excellent online resource. Obviously a labor of love. BTW: Tintinnabulation is one of my favorite words, even though it's hard to work it into conversation."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
You're welcome! I love that word too. What's weird is "tintinnabulary" is a valid Scrabble word but "tintinnabulation" is not.

signed 21 Oct 2019 3:27pm 


Pia Patel

from U.S.A Kentucky on Earth

"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
One of my favorite quotes from Eleonora

signed 21 Oct 2019 2:50pm 



from south carolina

"Hey there how are you?"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
I'm great thanks!

signed 19 Oct 2019 11:16am 



from Mars

"I really like Edgar Allen Poe's works. I've read a couple and it amazes me how one man can divulge his brain power in such a way to create these masterpieces without having an aneurysm. I hope there are some secret stories we never found or something, because i want more of this guy."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
The number of stories Poe wrote is incredible. I have only put a small number of the best ones on this site, but I will add more soon.

signed 14 Oct 2019 4:11pm 



from U.S.A

"I'm a middle school student who really loves history from this era, and I really think this site was useful in finding all types of information about Poe. I really have enjoyed the stories that I have read from him, my favorite being, The Raven. This is my favorite one because it really has a lot of depth to it, and emotion, and its one of the first poems I've actually enjoyed! So, I really want to thank you for your website, and how you've contributed your time towards such an interesting person with great stories."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
You're welcome and thank you for your comment!

signed 13 Oct 2019 2:14pm 


Maddox Wazzi

from Earth, USA, California


REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Now you know your ABCs, next time won't you sing with me?

signed 13 Oct 2019 11:30am 


Ethan Cecilio

from my house, mushroom kingdom

"Signing this was part of the assignment for our class. Almost nobody did it, I guess."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
When you sign the guestbook, your message goes into a temporary folder. Then, I have to go through them and add each one to the site.

signed 13 Oct 2019 2:17am 


Marianna Felix


"This site helped me a lot. I can tell you and other people put a lot of work into it."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:

signed 12 Oct 2019 12:12am 



from Cybertron, Alpha Centauri

"I have just read the last of the works of Edgar Allan Poe on this site. took 2 years but worth it!!!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
I'll have to add more!!

signed 11 Oct 2019 3:31pm 


Verdies Irae

from India Tamil Nadu Chennai

"The Black Cat in my opinion is one of the best stories of all time along with The Foundation Trilogy"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
The "Foundation Trilogy" is a science fiction book series written by American author Isaac Asimov. It was a trilogy for a long time and then he added more books in the 80s.

signed 11 Oct 2019 1:44pm 



from Earth

"This was very interesting to read thank you for this experience, I now know that Poe was very interesting and that's pretty cool, thanks for reading and goodbye. Okay, so i need to max out the word counter, so I'm just gonna thank you even more for this amazing, Fantastic, Brilliant, Biography about Edward Allan Poe. This is quite Literally the greatest form of literature that I have come across. Thank you from the bottom of my massive heart. Have a fantastic day, I hope you get everything you want and wish for, Best regards, Your friend Dominic. Once again Thank you and have a fantastic day."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
You're welcome. =)

signed 09 Oct 2019 9:37am 


Daniel Thomas

from Canada, Nova Scotia, Mercury

"The fitness gram pacer test is a multi-stage aerobic capacity test that progressively gets more difficult as it continues."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
The RedditGram™ Meme Test is a multistage memeing creation test that progressively gets more difficult as it continues.

signed 09 Oct 2019 8:31am 


Tyler Marek

from United States, Indiana, Earth

"hi, I came back, I wanted to say something meaningful this time so I just wanted to say You did a great job on this site and ya, what if poe did write memes?!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:

signed 08 Oct 2019 3:43pm 


Sam Keeports

from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

"This was a really interesting site. I especially liked the gallery section and illustrations for "The Raven.""

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Thanks I added those just last month

signed 07 Oct 2019 8:51pm 


Tyler Marek

from United States, Indiana, Earth

"Memes Shall rule the earth."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Just think if Poe made memes!

signed 07 Oct 2019 3:45pm 


Cody Winski

from Pluto

"I need help."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Don't we all.

signed 06 Oct 2019 7:42pm 



from Florida

"I love pie!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Key Lime is my favorite

signed 06 Oct 2019 2:34pm 


Preston Carrell

from USA, Alabama

"hello to who ever reads this. If reading these is your job have a good day. (if thats a thing/job)"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Thanks! All guestbook signatures go into a temporary folder so I can approve them. As long as they don't have any profanity or anything rude, I add them to these pages. No one paid me to build this site and no one pays me to keep it running, so I can't really call it a job. The Google ads help pay for the hosting.

signed 03 Oct 2019 12:37pm 


Cristovao D

from Portugal, Porto, Earth

"Hello from Portugal! This website has helped me to improve my English to lengths I thought I could never achieve. Poe is a very fascinating man, and his Gothic stories interest me! This site has great information and helped me pass some tests in school. Thank you!!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
You're welcome!! I'm very happy this site has helped you!

signed 03 Oct 2019 10:25am 


AGuyYou DontCareAbout

from Planet Zorg

"This Guestbook reminds me of The Landlady..."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
would you like some tea??

signed 02 Oct 2019 12:18pm 


Alexander Wahrheit

from USA, KS, Earth (Terra Firma)

"This website is truly a gift, thank you."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
You're welcome!

signed 01 Oct 2019 11:52pm 



from Maryland, USA

"Thank you for sharing the works of Edgar Allen Poe, and for your hard work indexing everything and inserting the definitions. I will visit this site often. Thanks again!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
You're welcome! Enjoy!!

signed 29 Sep 2019 4:46pm 


Seth Bucio

from U.S.A, Texas, Earth

"Ight imma head out"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
just like the Spongebob meme?

signed 25 Sep 2019 3:39pm 


Robert Howard

from Texas

"Great Site! I recommend it to all my students."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Thank you!!

signed 25 Sep 2019 11:57am 


Arianne Jandoc

from America, New York, Earth

"Be kind"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Yes, I agree!

signed 25 Sep 2019 10:52am 


Jonathan Chatoredussy

from America,New York, Earth

"go to college"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
I did

signed 25 Sep 2019 10:12am 


Dylan Erickson

from U.S.A., Minnesota, Uranus

"I acknowledge that Poe is a very talented author, but I can't understand what all his words mean."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Yes, Poe used some difficult words. That's why I made The Wordlist with definitions and links showing where each word is used. =)

signed 24 Sep 2019 7:58pm 


Muttaqi Ahmed

from Nyc Queens

"What is the main theory on how he died."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
There are a number of theories on how Poe died but all of them have issues. Don't believe any source that claims they have it figured out. They don't. You can read about some of the main theories here:

signed 24 Sep 2019 11:48am 


Forrest Frantz

from USA, WA, Sequim

"Pretty amazing"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Thanks Forrest! Look for your pin after the next map update!!

signed 22 Sep 2019 11:39am 


Tom R.

from Austin, TX, Earth

"Very surprised to not see Russia and Greenland lit up with the rest of the world. I'm curious why."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Yes, I've wondered that myself. Maybe the IP location data is missing for Russia or isn't available to the public? Wanna see something else weird? Scroll over to South Korea, then start zooming in. Once you get past a certain zoom level, the map doesn't allow my dark color scheme. Everywhere else in the world its fine.

signed 19 Sep 2019 3:59am 



from Smithville, TN USA

"In "The Raven", The narrator becomes insane over a raven saying the words "nevermore", and I find it humorous, because a man really believed the raven actually talked."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
But what if it did talk? Ravens can learn to talk better than some parrots. Please see

signed 18 Sep 2019 11:36pm 



from Mars

"I like reading his stories and stuff but I still can't get over that he married his 13 year old cousin."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
I've commented on this before but things were different 200 years ago. It appears that Edgar married his cousin more to take care of her than for any other reason. He loved her very much, that much is certain. No one knows if they had any kind of sexual relationship. They had definitely had no children. Edgar was always struggling to make enough money to feed himself, Virginia, and his Aunt Clemm.

signed 17 Sep 2019 9:00pm 


Ale Egozcue

from Mar del Plata Buenos Aires Arg

"Nice work"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Thanks Ale!

signed 12 Sep 2019 7:33pm 



from Canada

"I am from Area 51"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
So you escaped Area 51 and now you live in Canada. Nice.

signed 10 Sep 2019 3:38pm 


Paulo Samtar

from new zealand

"Love Poe! Fits my eldritch personality. Always happy to chat with fans"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
"eldritch" is a great word 😈

signed 09 Sep 2019 2:50am 


Lillian Linthicum

from Poquoson, Virginia

"I'm personally not a fan of Edgar Allen Poe's stories because i'm not interested in the horror genre. I find it a little too creepy for me. I respect what he's done for today's authors he really has changed the standards."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Hi Lillian. I like your honesty. But Poe wrote a lot more than horror. Have you tried reading a romantic comedy like The Spectacles? Or, how about The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether, another comedy about a hospital for the insane?

signed 08 Sep 2019 3:10pm 


Alyssa W

from USA

"I admire Poe's ability to see the true nature of humans and how he doesn't sugar-coat the truth."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
I agree 100%!

signed 06 Sep 2019 12:42pm 


Hailey Swartzbaugh

from Poquoson,VA,23662

"Thank you for everything you do for people trying to learn more about Poe!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
You're Welcome!!

signed 05 Sep 2019 7:57pm 



from France

"So Cool!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:

signed 03 Sep 2019 5:21am 



from Nebula M78

"Great work. I am so happy that I found this website. I've been reading Poe in Chinese since I was very young. In China this month is 'Ghost Month'. Here I sincerely invite Poe's ghost to come visit through the netting twine."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
I love to hear things like this from around the world!

signed 23 Aug 2019 5:32am 



from Beijing China

"First of all, I want to say thank you. Because of this website I am able to read many original stories and poetries of Allan Poe. You know, in China, it is hard to find an original edition of his story. As a result, when I found this website, I was very satisfied and happy. Conveniently, my English level improved a lot. And my English name is from his poetry The Raven. I like Poe's Gothic stories and detective stories. I think He has too much imagination and I cannot understand all of his stories. I will read them continuously. And the last word: thank you!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
You are very welcome!

signed 20 Aug 2019 8:53am 


Carole Martorana

from Mahopac, NY

"Robert, we were together when you were so passionately creating this. Your beautiful mind has always intrigued me and inspired me to explore more and push myself. I'm so proud of you for all you've achieved, but more importantly all that you've overcome! I will always have a soft spot in my heart for you. I wish you continued success and great findings along the way"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Thank you Carole 💜

signed 05 Aug 2019 8:47pm 



from Virginia

"First heard about Poe in the Simpson's tree house of horror where they covered the Raven and knew I had to read more and more. Throughout my time in school I have read many of his stories and poems and am yet to find one I dislike. I appreciate them all being on the web for my view pleasure. Thanks friend"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Here's the Simpson's Treehouse of Horror episode featuring The Raven:

signed 28 Jun 2019 12:47am 


Joseph Smith

from Sydney, Australia

"I love reading and have enjoy Edgar Allan Poe. Please send me details of more authors Joe"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
H.P. Lovecraft is another one of my favorite authors. He was a huge fan of Poe and was influenced by him from an early age. You can learn more about Lovecraft here.

signed 26 Jun 2019 5:38pm 


The Real Donald Trump

from The White House

"Your Fired"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:

signed 14 Apr 2019 12:30pm 


Austin Jacobson

from Grand Junction CO, 81507

"Yeet yeet, potato skeet, I jump in the jeep and it go beep beep I browse reddit at the rate which I breathe, I know that the only reason I leave the room is to leave."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
You're a poet and you don't even know it 😂

signed 15 Mar 2019 12:00pm 


Chris P. Bacon

from Soviet Blin

"Poe is a great poet! I love the Cask of Amontillado and Sherlock Gnomes! *T POSE*"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
For anyone interested, here's the trailer for Sherlock Gnomes. What you may not know is, Poe created the first detective who solved crimes by looking for clues. Poe's detective inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to create Sherlock Holmes.

signed 13 Mar 2019 3:38pm 



from The Underworld

"Did you know that Edgar Allan Poe married his own 13-year-old cousin? I love him anyway though."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Yes, and the reasons he married her are complicated. The world was not the same 200 years ago.

signed 12 Mar 2019 11:37am 



from Planet Pluto, Galaxy 9

"Holo. I am Eva from the planet Pluto. Us Plutonians love Edgar Allan Poe! In Fact we brought his corpse here so that all the young ones can see him! We are working on a way to revive him so he can tell -the younger ones who didn't get the chance to meet him- some of his stories! Bye BYe!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Greetings Eva! Let me know if you succeed! I would love to talk to him.

signed 07 Mar 2019 1:13pm 


Edgar Allen Poe

from Boston

"I'm alive."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
If you're gonna pretend to be Poe, you should probably spell his name correctly =)

signed 21 Oct 2013 10:01pm 



from Ioahet, Ihoiehnia, Eweioane

"Seiwhga taoeihng aoseindfei aiea taie, aoeihgeio. Aoiegne asiehe."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
I don't think this is a valid cryptogram. Anyone else want to try?

signed 17 Oct 2013 1:33pm 


Anita Bathe

from 123 Mocking Bird Lane

"This guy was a creep. He married his 13 year old cousin when he was 23."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Actually, he was 27. But things were different 200 years ago and the reasons he married her are complicated.

signed 16 Oct 2013 6:07pm 


Bobby Read

from USA Ohio Earth

"Poe was a very good writer and I think he was a good person for his time and he was definitely a gifted student, but since he didn't have proper parenting, he couldn't have a proper education because his foster parents wouldn't supply him with the proper needs."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Poe went to boarding school in England from 6 to 11 years old. He probably got more of an education than many kids get in high school today.

signed 09 Oct 2013 8:38am 


paul axelson

from Minnesota

"This guy is famous?? How would anyone gain in day to day living from this garbage? Where do you use such nonsense?"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
If you don't see the purpose of art in day to day living, I am sad for you.

signed 08 Oct 2013 1:43am 



from The Andromeda Galaxy

"I'm an alien :)"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

signed 03 Oct 2013 9:39pm 


Edgar Allen Poe

from Heaven

"Yeah, thanks. It's so much easier to tell who my fans are!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
PRO TIP: If you're going to pretend to be Poe, you should probably spell his name correctly =P

signed 02 Oct 2013 8:32am 



from United States

"Hi I'm bored so I am now writing useless things in this text box on my iPod. I hope u have a wonderful day <3, Emily Violet"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Thanks, you too <3

signed 01 Oct 2013 3:28pm 



from U.S.A

"hello how are you doing these days?"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Great! Thanks for asking <3

signed 27 Sep 2013 11:34am 


Tyler Lacombe

from Do i look that stupid

"This site is the most informative on the life and stories of edgar allen poe. I have already found out when and where he was born, also his death date and the theories of his death. It also has all the poems and short stories he had published."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Well, not all of his stories and poems, but certainly his most popular. Poe wrote MANY, MANY more that aren't on this site... yet =)

signed 28 Aug 2013 6:19pm 


lloyd f. murphy

from arizona, usa

"I've been reading Poe since about 1932. I was then 6. My dad introduced me to all the great writers at an early age and Poe was among my favorites, along with Howard Pyle, Mark Twain and others. The Gold Bug has been a favorite for years. I like your site. Do you visit site; Montalk?"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
So you were born in 1926? That makes you 87 years old in 2013! Amazing!!

signed 13 Jul 2013 7:57pm 


Sydneey Wagoner

from Saturn

"Edgar Poe is my favorite poet and before you start telling me I forgot the Allen in his name I did not Allen is his baptized name."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Actually its "Allan" which was the last name of his adoptive father, John Allan. Please read the biography =)

signed 09 Jun 2013 10:18am 



from Florida

""The Raven" is my all time favorite because I feel the story itself is symbolizing the death, evil and love. I love this site even though it doesn't have some of the poems I like. Keep doing awesome work!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Which poems would you like to see? Send me a message from the contact page

signed 10 May 2013 8:04pm 




"There is a melody that i like so much, It's name is "PRELUDE" from the album named "Tales of Mistery and Imagination Of Edgar Allan Poe, performed by The Allan Parsons Project, and this specific one, starts with some kind of poem or tale excerpt that contains some words i do not understand, and I would like to know the name of it. Can you help? I am extremely impressed with the work you've done"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Some of the words used in "Prelude" by the Alan Parsons Project came from here:

signed 14 Apr 2013 1:12pm 


edgar allen poe

from mars

"im not dead you fool im making another book"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
If you're going to pretend to be Poe, you should probably spell his name correctly LOL

signed 30 Mar 2013 10:37am 


Angelique Andino

from Phildelphia, PA

"I'm a big fan of Poe's stories and poems. I even discovered the album by Nox Arcana called shadow of the raven and it's instrumental music depicting Poe's classic horror tales."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Here's a video by Nox Arcana, featuring images and quotes from Poe's best known works...

signed 28 Mar 2013 3:17pm 



from U.S. Sc

"I have just gotten into Poe and he is very fascinating this site was Perfect.I found so many cool things here, I'm amazed, you must be a die hard fan, huh? I love your site it's really cool :) - Emmy"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Yes, you could say I'm a fan of Poe =)

signed 05 Mar 2013 6:29pm 



from Terra Major

"Edgar Allan Poe has always been one of my favourites and, sometimes, somehow, also a least favourite. One may find this strange, but I have long shared a love/hate relationship with the work of this particular Poe. And, now that such a thought has been drawn to my mind, I must admit that this seems quite an ordinary feature of mine. In any case, I bid you all the enjoyment of some Edgar Allan Poe."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Hello over there in Australia!!

signed 20 Feb 2013 1:47am 


Mika Gagne

from Providence Rhode Island

"I fell in love with Poe when I was seven, when I first read The Fall of the House of Usher after finishing off my stock of H. P. Lovecraft. Now fourteen, I have been listening to a peculiar band called Creature Feature that has a song, "Buried Alive" based off of most of his poems and stories. I too am an author and poet and he is my inspiration for my delicate work."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
You know that H.P Lovecraft grew up reading all of Poe's works right?

signed 18 Feb 2013 4:10pm 



from Romania

"I am Poe"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Your location checks out. Are you a vampire?

signed 29 Jan 2013 5:28am 


Robert V. Scalco

from Sylacauga, AL Talladega Cnty

"I was Prompted to this website by a computer game... Midnight Mysteries"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Game referenced is here

signed 22 Jan 2013 4:57pm 


tammy lee

from South Africa

"Poe is my idol and this website is awesome. I highly respect him and his works. His life fascinates me and I think he deserves much more credit for his genius and the "rhythmical beauty he create in his words". My favourite so far is 'For Annie'. This site is also the only one I know of that features a Poe dictionary. Very kewl..."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Hello in South Africa! Yes the wordlist/dictionary is unique. It was a lot of work but I think it was worth it.

signed 29 Dec 2012 12:16pm 


Yui Pang

from Beijing, China

"This site is just AMAZING! My teacher asks me to write a literature review of Allan Poe. So lucky I am to find such a site. By the way, I really love Poe's detective stories. And his writing style! Gothic fictions and poems. People would become quite excited just thinking about those masterpieces."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
I'm really happy someone in China can use this site for school!!

signed 13 Dec 2012 3:28am 



from America

"I live in NC. In my first period, we are learning about Edgar Allan Poe. I'm only posting this because"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
The link above has been validated as an educational resource. Thanks!

signed 01 Nov 2012 6:24pm 


Charlie Counterman

from Erie,MI

"I think the site is pretty cool. There are some spelling errors. I've been reading his short stories off the site and Poe thinks like a genius on most of his works."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
There shouldn't be any spelling errors. Sometimes Poe spelled words differently than we do today. Its possible I may have made a typo in one of my summaries or in the forum so please contact me if that is the case. Thanks.

signed 31 Jan 2011 11:10am 



from Rochester MN

"Great site. I am disappointed that you chose to put white text on a dark background as it is exhausting to read."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Most people prefer the dark background but since I designed the site using CSS, you can read each story or poem with a white background if you like. Simply use the "Print this page" link. Here's an example. =)

signed 27 Jan 2011 3:46pm 



from USA, CO, Earth, Now.

"Against whose portal she hath thrown, In childhood, many an idle stone... Gets me every time :)"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
from The Sleeper, one of my favorites too. =)

signed 19 Jan 2011 2:50pm 



from indiana

"this is an awesome site. i got to read some short stories that i have often heard about but never had the opportunity to read. i also just discovered that my niece shares the same birthday with Mr. Poe. her name coincidentally is Raven. This my sister had no knowledge of."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
My niece's birthday is January 19 as well. =)

signed 19 Jan 2011 1:18pm 



from Virginia

"ok so i read the story about the obsession with teeth... i don't get it?"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Berenice is a strange story but isn't it great?

signed 12 Dec 2010 3:19pm 


Melisa Lynn

from Hogwarts. sometimes Forks, WA

"Awesome! But i heard that his second wife was his thirteen year old cousin . . . first cousin i might add. (heard from teacher)"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Poe never had a second wife. He only married one person... his thirteen year old cousin, Virginia.

signed 09 Dec 2010 4:14pm 


Carrie Hill

from United States, Tennessee

"I liked the Scarlett Letter I thought it was a very interesting story. I believe that it taught a good lesson."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
The Scarlet Letter was written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, not Poe. See this page for more info.

signed 07 Dec 2010 10:37am 


Matthew Hawkins

from Jupiter

"He reminds me of Chuck Norris."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:

signed 07 Dec 2010 10:33am 


alex thomas

from akron,oh usa

"do u have any long stories??"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Poe mainly wrote short stories because they were published in newspapers and magazines. He did write a longer story, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket". Check this Wikipedia page for more info.

signed 23 Nov 2010 8:51pm 



from Earth

"PoeStories needs a Facebook!!!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Yes, I'm going to make a Facebook page soon!

signed 03 Nov 2010 2:40pm 



from Georgia

"My language class is studying some of the works of Edgar Allan Poe and as I get deeper and deeper into his poetic works and his life i find myself fascinated by his madness and his brilliance. He knew more about the world at that time than anyone else did! and that is truly ironic! :)"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
So true. Glad you're enjoying the site.

signed 02 Nov 2010 5:42pm 



from Clackamas, Oregon 97015

"I have a Macmillian 1914 Poe's Prose Tales book with Poe's signature. Identical to sig shown. Is it worth anything to collectors?"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
I'm not an expert on those old books so I don't really know. You could check on to see if they have any books like yours.

signed 02 Nov 2010 5:02am 



from Earth

"One of my favorite poems is not on here......."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Let me know which one it is and I'll add it =)

signed 01 Nov 2010 11:18am 



from Serbia

"A few days ago we were reading Annabel Lee in class. The translation was horrible, so I brought the original version. My classmates liked it so much! A few of us hooked up with some older students, and now we have an E. A. Poe fan club! I recommended this site to everyone! Great job Mr Giordano!!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Thank you so much!! Its great to hear that students all over the world are reading Poe's works. =)

signed 31 Oct 2010 5:27am 



from USA,Indiana,

"What makes Edgar Allan Poe so important? All he did is publish some popular eccentric short stories/poems."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Yes, but he did it 200 years ago! He created new styles of literature that have inspired countless other writers to this day. Both H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King were inspired by Poe's works. Poe created detective fiction, where the main character solves a crime by looking at clues. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was inspired by Poe and went on to create Sherlock Holmes.

signed 26 Oct 2010 7:24pm 


Joy Martin

from United States, Alabama, Earth

"Teaching Poe in my classes right now as part of the "Big Read" National Endowment for the Arts. This is an exceptional web site. Thank you for its creation."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
You are very welcome!!

signed 24 Oct 2010 10:19pm 



from america nevada earth lasvegas

"wow hes pretty kool sux that he died of drugs"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Poe didn't die from drugs. No one really knows how he died. There are several theories but none of them have been proven. Its a mystery.

signed 21 Oct 2010 2:10pm 


Manny Alonzo

from Bogota Colombia

"I teach English in South America and I use these poems and stories as tools in the process of learning how to read and write."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
I'm excited that is helping people all over the world! =)

signed 20 Oct 2010 10:59am 



from Covington, Ky - Planet earth

"Dear lovely people who run this website, Thank you so very much for all of the work that you do! Your site is incredible and extremely helpful! Kudos for wonderful success (in my eyes) - Maggie - student, writer, and lover of stories"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Thanks Maggie! I run this site by myself. Sometimes it takes me a little while to update the guestbook. =)

signed 17 Oct 2010 11:42pm 



from usa, va, uhh Earth?

"That poem, it said it was written in 1875? how can that be if he died in 1849?"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
You must be talking about the poem, "Alone". It was never published during Poe's lifetime. The dates listed are the dates when the works were published, not when they were written.

signed 14 Oct 2010 9:04pm 


EAP reader

from U.S.A. (earth)

"Ok, nothing about Poe, dont get me wrong, he was a great man. But why does the guestbook need your planet?"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
It doesn't. "Planet" is optional. But if someone visiting this site is from another planet, I'd like to know =)

signed 08 Oct 2010 3:45pm 


Jarret J.

from U.S., Ohio, Earth

"Edgar Allan Poe is CREEPY! Marriage to your cousin is a NO NO! He always has bags under his eyes [shiver] like he didn't get enough sleep or something. Don't get me wrong I like his stories although they are very sad =,-(! Oh, and IF you are reading this Edgar hello!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Yeah, I don't think he slept much.

signed 30 Sep 2010 7:11pm 



from new york

"the raven and the tell tale heart are my favorite... i love all of poes stories and poems... wish i had a time machine to go meet him in person..."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Yes, I wish I had a time machine too! =)

signed 22 Aug 2010 2:23pm 



from Huntington, Indiana

"I felt in a 'Poe' kind of mood, you know... where it is more of an insatiable craving for his words and style and intellect, than it is a mood. So very glad I stumbled upon your site devoted to everything Poe. Very insightful, informative and enjoyable to read YOUR words (Robert Giordano) as well."

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Thanks, I really appreciate that! =)

signed 07 Jun 2010 8:06am 


Randy Sexton

from Kentucky, USA

"Best Poe website I have found! I love what you have done with this website, but why don't you mention that the disease which took his mother, step-mother, and wife was Tuberculosis? I'm pretty sure that is correct. Also, you should create a link to the youtube Simpson's version of The Raven. :)"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Here's a link to the Simpson's version of The Raven.

signed 29 May 2010 4:42pm 



from virginia

"I'm a little confused on the date of a couple of stories. Are the dates shown after the title the year found and/or published or is it the date that he wrote it? If its the date he wrote it then how can some of the stories such as "masque of the red death" be written in 1850 when he died in 1849?"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
The date under each title is the date that version of the story was published. I say "version" because many of Poe's works were published more than once and Poe would sometimes change a few words each time. On this site, I try to use the latest published version of each story. Sometimes, this was the year after he died.

signed 25 Apr 2010 11:55pm 


Kevin Quinn

from USA

"Thank you Robert very much. I am a writer and found your website. A very special thanks for the word list descriptions.. a great feature and you helped me to feel the content so much better. Really a fantastic site you have made here. So many more will understand the beauty of his works now!"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
You are very welcome. I hope this site continues to inspire people to read the works of Poe.

signed 23 Apr 2010 2:29pm 



from Missouri

"Edgar Allan Poe has a Haunted House in The West Bottoms called The Chambers of Edgar Allan Poe its really freakin AWESOME!! I work there anybody who is an actual fan of Poe should go see it.... It would be appreciated... <3"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
In case people from other parts of the planet are curious, The West Bottoms is an area in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. The haunted house has a website:

signed 23 Apr 2010 2:20pm 



from From Hell

"OMG.. this site is cool. but why aren't all of poe's poems and stories on here??"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
I'm working on it. Poe wrote A LOT of poems and stories though!

signed 26 Mar 2010 7:02pm 



from State

"His stories are so amazing. I wish he was still alive I would be best friends with him. He is the number one horror story writer. His wife was so beautiful and if he either had a daughter or son I bet the daughter was beautiful and the son was handsome. Maybe when I grow up I will go to Boston, MA"

REPLY from Robert Giordano:
Unfortunately, Edgar Allan Poe didn't have any children. I bet they would have been interesting though.

signed 22 Mar 2010 5:01pm