Books Edgar Allan Poe Books by Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe has written books about: Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Edgar Allan Poe Review PG-13: Risky Reads For Shy Girl, Poe's Rapping And Tapping Inspired More Than Fear September 21, 2013 As a child, author Koren Zailckas was an introvert with numbed emotions. When her fourth-grade teacher, "Mr. Cool," assigned the works of Edgar Allan Poe, she was horrified. Murder? Torture? How inappropriate! But the terrifying stories and poems transformed her: she says they scared her into life.