I think I first learned of Poe from a deck of cards. When I was a kid, we owned a simple card game called Authors. (You can still find them--old sets on eBay, new ones on Amazon.) Our set had cards for Stevenson, Twain, Shakespeare, Dickens, Thackeray, Cooper, Irving, Hawthorne, Longfellow, Scott, Alcott (Louisa May), and Poe.
You dealt the cards; players took turns asking other players if they had a certain card (each author had four cards; each card featured one title; when you got all titles for that writer, you had a "book"; when all cards are gone, player having most books wins.
Later, of course, I read Poe in school, taught him. One year, at Harmon Middle School in Aurora, I directed a production of Snoopy, the sequel to You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown; in Snoopy is a great song--"Edgar Allan Poe." Here's a YouTube link to that song: "Edgar Allan Poe" I liked that song so much, I used it as well in the last Eighth Grade Farewell-to-Harmon Show that I directed in the spring of 1996, just before I retired.
Oh, and Poe was the subject of the first PowerPoint I ever did--with massive help of WRA students Rishi Dhingra and Matt Francis (class of 2003).
And now, this (unpublished) book ...