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Harry Lee Poe

Harry Lee Poe
Harry Lee Poe is the Charles Colson Chair of Faith and Culture at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and author of a number of books. Dr. Poe is an indirect descendant of the family of Edgar Allan Poe and president of the Poe Foundation.

In his lifetime, Edgar Allan Poe’s renown lay primarily in his reputation as the foremost critic of the day. As a critic, he complained that four or five cliques controlled American literature by controlling the larger portion of the critical journals...