Welcome to gothicpoet. Gothicpoet is not just one person or one idea. It came to life in the mid-80's and has grown as new people have been introduced with their own ideas. Some of these people have moved on taking part of gothicpoet with them and leaving a little part of them self. It is not a site dedicated to just the 'goth' life-style. Although there is some of the darker side of life. We are all fans of Edgar Allan Poe...... This site is a melding of our love and respect for the author, poet, and creative genius that inspires us, our appreciation of literature in all its various forms, the art of stamp design, cachet art and first day covers. We share an interest in the austere beauty found in mausoleum and cemetery art and everything from Van Gogh and Mengs to Native American sand paintings and pueblo pottery. Our broad range of literary interests and life pursuits have blended into an interesting mélange. As you come to know gothicpoet you will find that we are an eclectic group of friends. We hope you will enjoy yourself as much as we have enjoyed bringing this site to you. It is truly a labor of love.