Edgar Allan Poe 1809 - 1849, American author, poet, literary critic, considered essential to the American Romantic Movement, and best known for his talks of mystery and the macabre. He is considered the father of the Detective Fiction and science fiction genres and a master poet. He was the first American writer to earn a living through writing alone, which was a challenge and a hardship but a necessity for this genius who had brilliant messages and stories to tell. The Mystery Writers of America honor him by the annual award known as the Edgar Awards for distinguished work in literature. Here is an original small signature by the entrancing poet, “Edgar A. Poe”, with the word “remarks” above his signature.