I’ve posted before about the Tompkins Corners Cultural Center:

Tonight’s event was a little different though: it was the first event to take place inside the old church, which is the core of the center. The center’s website described tonight’s event as:

“MOURNFUL AND NEVER-ENDING REMEMBRANCE” – An Evening With The Best Of Edgar Allan Poe, as interpreted by actor Paul Savior. Mr. Savior’s selection of seventeen poems of love, sorrow, loss and terror, will be presented as a journey through the brief and troubled life of one of the most important literary voices of the first half of the 19th century. Remembered as a poet, storyteller, essayist, editor, critic and leading American Romanticist, Poe was defined by D. H. Lawrence as “An adventurer into the vaults, and cellars and horrible underground passages of the soul”.

I’ve posted about Paul before too (Paul and Family). He’s an actor of some renown and I must say that he was brilliant tonight. The atmosphere inside the old church was incredible and Paul really brought Poe to life. You could feel the passion that he has (and has had for many years) for Poe. I must say that I’ve never really been much of a fan of Edgar Allen Poe, but hearing Paul read his poems is making me change my views. Very well done mate! I very much hope that we have more occasions to hear your wonderful voice reading the work of other poets.

The stage awaits.

The Raven.

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