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Beers, Henry A.
     1847-1926
Biftek aux Champignons
Fly-leaves From Arnold's Latin Prose Composition
Sixpence For a Kiss
What's in a Kiss
   
Bierce, Ambrose
     1842-1914
The Day of Wrath / Dies Iræ
Decalogue
The Statesmen
Weather
   
Calverley, Charles Stuart:
     1831-1884
Changed
Forever
Lines on Hearing the Organ
Love
   Morning
Precious Stones
Waiting
Wanderers
Carroll, Lewis:
     1832-1898
Father William
How Doth the Little Crocodile
Jabberwocky
Poeta Fit, Non Nascitur
   The Walrus and the Carpenter
The White Knight's Song
Carryl, Guy Wetmore:
     1901-1989
The Embarrassing Episode of Little Miss Muffet
How a Cat Was Annoyed and a Poet Was Booted
How Jack Made the Giants Uncommonly Sore
The Sycophantic Fox and the Gullible Raven
Collins, Billy:
     b.1941
Litany
Taking off Emily Dickinson's Clothes
Cowper, William:
     1869-1917
To the Immortal Memory of the Halibut, on Which
          I Dined this Day, Monday April 26, 1784
Douglas, Norman:
     1868-1952
Limericks:
(There was a Young Lady of . . .)
Gray, Thomas:
     1716-1771
On the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned
        in a Tub of Gold Fishes
Guiterman, Arthur:
     1871-1943
First Dentistry was Painless
For All who Mourn
Ode to the Amoeba
On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness
What One Approves, Another Scorns
Holmes, Oliver Wendell:
     1809-1894
The Deacon's Masterpiece
The Height of the Ridiculous
The Last Leaf
Parody on "A Psalm of Life"
   
Isherwood, Christopher:
     1904-1986
The Common Cormorant   
Joseph, Jenny:
     b.1932
Warning   
Levy, Newman:
     1888-1966
Bluebeard
Thaïs
   
Marquis, Don:
     1878-1937
aesop revised by archy
archy interviews a pharaoh
pete the parrot and shakespeare
song of mehitabel
   
Maxwell, Glyn:
     b.1962
Deep Sorriness Atonement Song
Rumpelstiltskin
McGinley, Phyllis:
     b.1962
A Ballad of Anthologists
McGough, Roger:
     b.1962
The Nearest Forty-two
Morgan, Edwin:
     1920-2010
The Loch Ness Monster's Song
The Subway Piranhas
Nash, Ogden:
     1902-1971
Bankers are Just Like Anybody
     Else, Except Richer
The Hippopotamus
I Do, I Will, I Have
Peekaboo, I Almost See You
To a Small Boy Standing On My
    Shoes While I am Wearing Them
  Portrait of the Artist as a
      Prematurely Old Man
So That's Who I Remind Me Of
Parker, Dorothy:
     1893-1967
Comment
One Perfect Rose
Unfortunate Coincidence
   
Prelutsky, Jack:
     b.1940
Bleezer's Ice Cream   
Rooten, Luis d'Antin van:
Mots d'Heures, Gousses, Rames   
Saxe, John Gordon:
     1816-1887
The Blind Men and the Elephant   
Stephens, James:
     1882-1950
Righteous Anger   
Synge, John M.:
     1871-1909
The Curse   
Watson, William:
     1858-1935
Lines to our New Censor