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Ogden Nash
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Poet
    (August 19, 1902-May 19, 1971)
    Birth name was Frederic Ogden Nash
    Known for his limericks and other humorous poems
    Wrote ‘Hard Lines (1931),’ ‘I’m a Stranger Here Myself (1938)’ and ‘Everyone But Thee and Me (1962)’
    Published in ‘The New Yorker,’ ‘Harper’s,’ ‘The Saturday Evening Post,’ ‘Life’ and ‘Vogue’
    His poems are full of idiotic puns.
    He dropped out of Harvard.
    He was a failed salesman.
    He didn’t believe in himself.
    He had big teeth.
    Many of his epigrams are still famous today (example: ‘Candy is dandy/But liquor is quicker’).
    He lambasted stupidity, intolerance and greed in his poems.
    His work often mocks the idea of poetry itself.
    He was good to his wife and daughters.
    He inspired Dr. Seuss to write nonsense books for children.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


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