By Ron Kenner
All too often in today's media we sense that cause, effect, meaning and
reason are dissipated in a postmodern cloud of manifest complexity.
Our Poesque times seem to justify focus on Edgar Allen Poe as a way
of articulating the problem of emptiness and insubstantiality in so many of
our questionable "out of context" communications; especially in a kind of modern
time warp that ignores past and future and in which the extremes fight over
the heads of the innocents.