He [Edgar Allan Poe] was so much against slavery that he had begun to include prose and poetry in the same book, so that there would be no arbitrary boundaries between them.
—Ishmael Reed (epigraph to Paul Metcalf’s Both, p378 in Collected Works, vol. II.)
[n.b.: Quote encountered while browsing a reading area in the Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center in Asheville, NC.]