On a hot summer day, a man in a heavy coat sold Tim Prasil a timeworn manuscript of 100 limericks purported to have been penned by Edgar Allan Poe. Prasil has never been able to prove or disprove the true authorship. Is it possible that the often-melancholy Poe dabbled in writing limericks?
Decide for yourself as you page through these mostly silly — occasionally spooky and serious — glimpses of Poe’s work, his life, and his world.
88 pages, trade paperback
Each day in April of 2020, I posted my readings of limericks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Not all of the poems came from The Lost Limericks of Edgar Allan Poe, but enough did that I could paste together this “sampler” of the book.