I interrupt the steady stream of Ravens football coverage to bring you Ravens poetry coverage. (Hey! Where are you going?!)
Turns out, in a nice bit of serendipity, Edgar Allan Poe's most-famous poem, The Raven, was first published today in 1845. The Awl has a nice little post about it and the effect it had on Poe's career. (He became famous. He stayed poor.)
Of course, Poe famously died (allegedly) drunk and (definitely) penniless in Baltimore four years later. He wasn't much for happy endings, but here's hoping the Ravens get one this Sunday.
[Image by David Hofmann, via Wikipedia Commons.]