Professional Honda pitch man Lou Reed is taking a needed break from reading NSFW porn descriptions to discuss a different kind of literature—the works of Edgar Allan Poe—at the Morgan Library & Museum on November 5.

Reed will wax Poe-tic (sorry, kind of) with Paul Holdengräber, director of the series "Live from the NYPL" on various works from the macabre author, a topic Reed knows plenty about: He has an album and book of poetry that share the title "The Raven," and collaborated on a theater piece whimsically titled "POEtry."

The talk is meant to complement the Morgan's forthcoming exhibition "Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul," featuring items found in the New York Public Library's Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, which will be available to view before the talk.

The event will be held at the The Morgan Library & Museum, located at 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, on November 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. General admission is $25. Tickets are available here.