Bird Of Poetry of the Day: The raven that inspired Edgar Allan Poe's well-known narrative poem is now on display at a Free Library of Philadelphia exhibit in honor of Charles Dickens's 200th birthday.
Dickens? Wha? Well, it seems the raven was actually the Victorian novelist's pet bird Grip. It was the raven's brief appearance in Dickens' Barnaby Rudge which inspired Poe to write his poem: He felt the black bird had b