Reading “The Raven” to the ravens

BirdTo mark the 171st year anniversary of the publishing of “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, author of “Ghosts and Haunted Places of Taos,” M. Elwell Romancito has planned an informal reading of Poe’s “The Raven” to the ravens of Taos Plaza, Saturday, Jan. 30th at 4 p.m.

“I know it’s last minute, and a day late and — let’s face it — it’s kind of a silly idea, but it has been one of my favorite poems since I was a kid, and even though the Plaza Ravens don’t care much about the doings of humans, they might just get a kick out of the idea,” Romancito said, adding “They certainly seem to have a sense of humor.”

Romancito will also have signed copies of her book available, which highlights the history and supernatural stories of the historic district of Taos.

“Ghosts and Haunted Places of Taos” is available online by visiting and also locally at Op Cit Books in the Dunn House Shops (formerly Moby Dickens) in Taos.

Romancito has prepared an audio recording of her reading from the introduction of the book which can be heard at

If you are interested in the reading of “The Raven” to the ravens on Taos Plaza, Saturday, Jan. 30th at 4 p.m., stop by the gazebo on Taos Plaza. Also, if you would like a copy of Romancito’s new book, drop by and pick up your copy.

For more information about Romancito’s book, visit