Featuring more than 100 items related to his poetry, literature and fiction, this exhibit explores the macabre author’s penchant for grisly themes like premature burial and madness. Works on display include an early manuscript of “The Bells” scrawled in the writer’s own hand, and rarely shown copies of his first published work, Tamerlane and Other Poems. Don’t miss two performances of Poe’s most bone-chilling tales by Staten Island OutLOUD on October 11, sure to summon his spirit (7, 8pm; free with museum admission). On November 5, the LIVE from the NYPL speaker series travels to the Morgan for a Poe discussion led by veteran rocker Lou Reed (7pm; sold out).
His earthly remains may be in Charm City, but Edgar Allan Poe fans can pay homage to the master penman on the anniversary of his mysterious death—and get some Halloween inspiration—at these NYC events.