Edgar Allan Poe — “Poetry”


Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Poetry” — reading copy


Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Poetry” — about 1824  — manuscript — (Mabbott text A)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text) (This poem was discovered about 1925 by Hervey Allen among the Ellis and Allan Papers at the Library of Congress.)



  • “Poetry” — 1926 — in Israfel: The Life and Times of Edgar Allan Poe, by Hervey Allen, New York: George H. Doran Co, facsimile of the original MS, facing 1:124  (in the one volume format first issued in 1934, the facsimile is facing p. 77)
  • “Poetry by Edgar A. Poe” — 1928 — Selected Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Thomas Ollive Mabbott, New York: Macmillan Company (The Modern Readers’ Series) (p. 47) (The table of contents notes that it is “From a MS of 1824.”)
  • [Poetry]” — 1941 — T. O. Mabbott, “Introduction,” Tamerlane and Other Poems, New York: Facsimile Text Society (p. xlix)


Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • Poetry” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:6, with a facsimile facing 1:582)


Comparative Texts:

Instream Comparative Texts:

  • None


Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • None.



  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vol 1 Poems), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1969.


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