I am grateful for the opportunity to serve again as the president of the Poe Studies Association, an organization comprising nearly 250 scholars from around the world with a shared dedication to advancing scholarship on the life, works, times, and influence of Edgar Allan Poe, both formally and informally, in our publications, conferences, and other exchanges of ideas.

As we celebrate the fifty-year, golden anniversary of the founding of the PSA, I invite all of us to reflect on what this association means to us and what we can accomplish in the future. I am especially grateful to the PSA officers, committee members, friends, and donors who have and continue to support our activities and mission. The PSA has never been in a stronger position than it is today.

I would like to recognize the work of our immediate past president, Amy Branam Armiento, for her outstanding leadership throughout the...

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