- Author: Edgar Allan Poe
- Copyright: Public domain
- Published in: 1845
- Word count: 1,140 words (≈ 5 minutes)
"The Raven" is a narrative poem by the American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe. It was published for the first time on January 29, 1845, in the New York Evening Mirror. Noted for its musicality, stylized language and supernatural atmosphere, it tells of the mysterious visit of a talking raven to a distraught lover, tracing his slow descent into madness.