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The Oxford book of American light verse

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  • 7 of 7 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Baker County Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Baker County Library.

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Summary:

A collection of humorous poetry written by Longfellow, Whittier, Holmes, Lowell, Melville, Dickinson, Harte, Field, Frost, Sandburg, Lindsay, Aiken, MacLeish, Nash, and other well-known and lesser-known Americans.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 811 .O98 (Text) 37814000833195 NON-FICTION Book None 06/28/1994 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0195025091
  • Physical Description: leaves, 540 pages ; 23 cm.
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  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1979.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Publisher's party / Phyllis McGinley -- About children / Phyllis McGinley -- Evening musicale / Phyllis McGinley -- Fact / Kenneth Rexroth -- A bestiary / Kenneth Rexroth -- Observations in a Cornish teashop / Kenneth Rexroth -- Man in the street / Robert Penn Warren -- Mr. Rockerfeller's hat / Helen Bevington -- Penguins in the home / Helen Bevington -- Mrs. Trollope in America / Helen Bevington -- The aesthetic point of view / W.H. Auden -- Henry Adams / W.H. Auden -- T.S. Eliot / W.H. Auden -- Acadenic / Theodore Roethke -- Dinky / Theodore Roethke -- The cow / Theodore Roethke -- The sloth / Theodore Roethke -- The kitty-cat bird / Theodore Roethke -- A rouse for Stevens / Theodore Roethke -- I'm an old cowhand / Johnny Mercer -- Jubilation T. Cornpone / Johnny Mercer -- The glow-worm / Johnny Mercer -- Childe Roland, etc / Elder Olson -- Loveliest of pies / Peter Devries; Beth Appleyard's verses -- Bacchanal / Peter Devries; Beth Appleyard's verses -- Psychiatrist / Peter Devries; Beth Appleyard's verses -- Guys and Dolls / Frank Loesser -- Excerpt from Doctor Drink / J.V. Cunningham -- Uncollected poems and epigrams / J.V. Cunningham -- Scarlet letter / Richard Harter Fogle; A hawthorne garland -- Pastoral letter / Richard Harter Fogle; A hawthorne garland -- Ambiguity, perspicuity / Richard Harter Fogle; A hawthorne garland -- Caution / Richard Harter Fogle; A hawthorne garland -- Quick, sir, the elixier / Richard Harter Fogle; A hawthorne garland -- The virtues of carnation milk -- Dream song #4 / John Berryman -- American lights, seen from off abroad / John Berryman -- Distinguishing Ru from Chu / George Hitchcock; Three found poems -- The call of the eastern quail / George Hitchcock; Three found poems -- What to say to the Pasha / George hitchcock; Three found poems -- The blind sheep / Randall Jarrell -- Religion back home / William Stafford -- Carrousel tune / Tennessee Williams -- Sugar in the cane / Tennessee Williams -- Kitchen door blues / Tennessee Williams -- Gold tooth blues / Tennessee Williams -- Fixer of midnight / Reuel Denney -- Ballad of the icondic / John Ciardi -- Goodnight / John Ciardi -- Dawn of the space age / John Ciardi -- To a reviewer who admired my book / John Ciardi -- On evolution / John Ciardi -- Love song of Pruforock Junior / Peter Viereck; 1912-1952, full cycle -- Inscribed for your bedside / Peter Viereck; 1912-1952, full cycle -- Epitaph for the Nouveaux new critics, Hugh Kenner, e Tutti Questi / Peter Viereck; 1912-1952, full cycle -- Dachshunds / William Jay Smith -- Random generation of english sentences or the revenge of the poets / William Jay Smith -- Marriage Couplet / William Cole -- Mutual Problem / William Cole -- Poor kid / William Cole -- Mysterious East / William Cole - What a friend we have in Cheeses or sing a song of Liederkranz / William Cole -- Underwear / Lawrence Ferlinghetti -- Honest Abe Lincoln / Max Shulman -- Invocation / Howard Nemerov; Epigrams -- Lucilius / Howard Nemerov; Epigrams -- An old story / Howard Nemerov; Epigrams -- Mythological beast / Howard Nemerov; Epigrams -- The hunt goes by / Howard Nemerov; Epigrams -- Political reflexion / Howard Nemerov; Epigrams -- A spiral shell / Howard Nemerov; Epigrams -- April / Howard Nemerov; Epigrams -- Absent minded professor / Howard Nemerov; Epigram -- Cats and Dogs / Howard Moss -- On a seven-day diary / Alan Dugan -- The Dover bitch / Anthony Hecht -- Improvisations on Aesop / Anthony Hecht -- Firmness / Anthony Hecht -- Fron the Grove Press / Anthony Hecht -- Vice / Anthony Hecht -- Devils / Norman Mailer -- New lines for Cuscuscaraway and Mirza Murad Ali Beg / Louis Simpson -- On the lawn at the villa / Louis Simpson -- There was a young woman named Plunnery / Edward Gorey -- Some Harvard men, stalwart and hairy / Edward Gorey -- The babe, with a cry brief and dismal / Edward Gorey -- A lady who sighs herself "Vexed" / Edward Gorey -- From the bathing machine came a din / Edward Gorey -- One to nothing / Carolyn Kizer -- A poem of the forty-eight states / Kenneth Koch -- First Carolina said-song / A.R.Ammons -- Second Carolina said-song / A.R. Ammons -- Auto Mobile / A.R. Ammons -- Chasm / A.R. Ammons -- Needs / A.R. Ammons -- Cleavage / A.R. Ammons -- Coward / A.R. Ammons -- She went to stay / Robert Creeley -- Ballad of the despairing husband / Robert Creeley -- The man / Robert Creeley -- Bop Lyrics / Allen Ginsberg -- To the film industry in crisis / Frank O'Hara -- Tommorrows / James Merrill -- Love in a warm room in winter / James Wright -- To a waterfowl / Donald Hall -- Professor Gratt / Donald Hall -- Breasts / Donald Hall -- To the lady portrayed by Margaret Dumont / John Hollander -- Heliogabalus / John Hollander -- Last words / John Hollander -- Appearance and reality / John Hollander -- Historical reflections / John Hollander -- No foundation / John Hollander -- In a prominent bar in Secaucus on day / X.J. Kennedy -- Japanese beetles / X.J. Kennedy -- Last lines / X.J.Kennedy -- The hermit Cackleberry Brown, on human vanity / Jonathan Williams -- Uncle Iv Surveys his domain after his rocker of a Sunday afternoon as Aunt Dory starts to chop kindling / Jonathan Williams -- Mrs. Sadie Grindstaff, Weaver and factotum explains the work principle to the modern world / Jonathan Williams -- Three sayings from Highland, North Carolina / Jonathan Williams -- The anthropophagites / Jonathan Williams -- The minstrel's last lay / John Barth; Anonymiad -- Marriage / Gregory Corso -- Gee, Officer Krupke / Stephen Sondheim -- On first looking in on Blodgett's Keats's "Chapman's homer" / George Starbuck -- High renaissance / George Starbuck -- Chip / George Starbuck -- Sonnet with a different letter at the end of every line / George Starbuck -- Said (J. Alfred Prufrock) / George Starbuck -- Said (Agatha Christie) / George Starbuck -- Monarch of the sea / George Starbuck -- The Amish / John Updike -- I missed his book, but I read his name / John Updike -- Recital / John Updike -- American Heritage / Robert Sward -- Fate in incognito / Michael Benedikt -- Bureaucratic Limerick / William Harmon -- Watermelons / Charles Simic -- Against broccoli / Roy Blount, jr -- For the record / Roy Blount, jr -- Gryll's state / Roy Blount, jr -- Master Charge blues / Nikki Giovanni -- Poem for unwed mothers / Nikki Giovanni -- My great great etc. Uncle Patrick Henry / James Tate -- The President slumming / James Tate -- Conjuring Roethke / James Tate -- Stomach / Kathleen Norris -- Memorandum, the accountant's notebook / Kathleen Norris --
Summary, etc.: A collection of humorous poetry written by Longfellow, Whittier, Holmes, Lowell, Melville, Dickinson, Harte, Field, Frost, Sandburg, Lindsay, Aiken, MacLeish, Nash, and other well-known and lesser-known Americans.
Subject: Humorous poetry, American
American poetry
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