The raven gazes at his creator in this book sculpture. The book used is "The Road to Greatness", 1947, a collection of biographies. The biography of Poe tells of the hardships that took him from a happy, well-to-do youth to a macabre author. The raven is wired through the book for stability and also has bendable wings. The illustration he perches over is an engraving of a 19 year-old Poe.