"Edgar Allan Poe" was an American author, poet, editor, and Literary criticism/literary critic, considered part of the American Romanticism/Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of Mystery (fiction)/mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous poets! More Edgar Allan Poe on Wikipedia.