Humorous Poetry Parodies & Even Verse

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This book of funny and clever parodies will have you laughing and smiling. It pokes fun at Whitman with "I Sing the Body Bubonic," at Poe with "The Raving," at Dante with "Declined Comedy," at Coleridge with "Rime of the Ancient Maintenance Man,"—and at Emily Dickinson, Shelley, Frost, Donne, Wordsworth, e.e. cummings,Robert Service, and Blake.

Other comic verse breaks between the parodies. More

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About Vincent Miskell

Vincent Miskell is a college instructor, a writer, and a poet. He is the co-author (along with his wife Jane) of OVERCOMING ANXIETY AT WORK and MOTIVATION AT WORK.

His short fiction has appeared in ROSEBUD, INTERTEXT, ECLIPSE, and in the SF paperback anthology, the AGE OF WONDER. His poetry has appeared in THE LYRIC, POETIC VOICES OF AMERICA, and MOBIUS.

In 2006, his poem "Screen Savior" was nominated for a Rhysling Award and his poems have been published in ASIMOV'S SF mag (Sept. and Oct./Nov. 2006 and March 2010). His poem, "Seven Dates with a Time Traveler," appeared online in the May 2007 issue of FROM THE ASYLUM.

"Giving the World Away for Almost You" appeared in the December 2010 issue of AOIFE'S KISS.

"Godspeed Inc," a novelette, begins the Naomi Kinder SF adventure series, which continues in the full-length novel, RESCUING THE FUTURE. Two more novels in the series are in the works.

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Review by: Joy Smith on Oct. 22, 2011 :
I really enjoyed these parodies and the verses between them. I think almost everyone will enjoy this e-book, not only poetry lovers, teachers, students, writers, engineers, et al. I loved El Dorado, the Androyd (I love Tiger, Tiger...), The Raving, the Rime of the Ancient Mariner (a favorite poem) parody, also Donald Trump, The Spider, Robert Frost's ... Snowy Evening parody. And more, though I don't have the familiarity with all the poems that Miskell does; he covers a lot of territory! I enjoyed the Verse Breaks too, including Valentine's Day and Halloween, among others. This is a fun read, and you can enjoy it everywhere you go because you can read as many poems as you want at a time.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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