Ogden Nash

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Ogden Nash
Frederic Ogden Nash
BirthplaceRye, New York
Poet, author, lyricist
EducationHarvard University (for 1 year)

Nash, Ogden,

1902–71, American poet, b. Rye, N.Y., studied at Harvard. He was popular for a wide assortment of witty and immensely quotable doggerel verses, ranging from urbane satire to absurdity in their subject and rhyme. For several decades his work appeared regularly in the New Yorker. Nash also wrote plays, e.g., One Touch of Venus (1943) in collaboration with Kurt WeillWeill, Kurt
, 1900–1950, German-American composer, b. Dessau, studied with Humperdinck and Busoni in Berlin. He first became known with the production of two short satirical surrealist operas, Der Protagonist (1926) and Der Zar lässt sich photographieren
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 and S. J. PerelmanPerelman, S. J.
(Sidney Joseph Perelman) , 1904–79, American comic writer, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. He entered the magazine world as a cartoonist for a New York weekly, soon turning from drawing to writing.
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, and children's books. His collections include Hard Lines (1931), I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1938), Selected Verse (1946), Versus (1949), The Private Dining Room (1953), You Can't Get There from Here (1957), Verses from 1929 On (1959), Everyone but Thee and Me (1962), and Bed Riddance (1970).


See biography by D. M. Parker (2005).

Nash, (Frediric) Ogden

(1902–71) poet, writer; born in Rye, N.Y. He studied at Harvard (1920–21), taught briefly, and was a bond salesman in New York (1924). After he got a job in publishing, he began to contribute his humorous poems to magazines including the New Yorker, whose editorial staff he joined in 1932. He soon became known as one of America's most sophisticated as well as popular poets. His poetry's ingenious rhymes and witty juxtapositions soon gained him a reputation with both sophisticates and the general public. In addition to plays and prose pieces, he collaborated with S. J. Perelman on the libretto for the musical One Touch of Venus (1943) and the inimitable verses for a recording of Saint-Saëns "Carnival of the Animals."
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As Ogden Nash might have written: "Beer, the best drink known to man, is extracted by the midge of the insect clan.
So now when I think of Edwin Cohen, I see him in heaven, swapping poems with Ogden Nash and taking tennis lessons once again from Don Budge.
Ogden Nash is known for his quick, light poems and verse which packs a punch with very few words: now receive a fuller appreciation for his poems and background in Douglas M.
VOICE OF THE POET, AMERICAN WITS: Ogden Nash, Dorothy Parker, Phyllis McGinley.
Please get rid of Calvin Trillin Whose meter and rhymes are less than thrillin' Like this verse, you could do no worse, If you signed up a right-wing villain Yes, please get rid of Calvin Trillin Whose limp quatrains would insult Dylan And make one yearn, yea, verily burn For, um, Ogden Nash, who's far more fillin'.
Seuss, Ogden Nash and Hustler magazine as well as the wise marriage counselor Johnnie Taylor and the acidic Algonquian aphorisms of Dorothy Parker--it will be clear that Mullen is demonstrating that language, like any other strong medicine, can have toxic as well as beneficial effects.
But Kargo the artist, like writer Ogden Nash, abhors a vacuum.
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Ogden Nash once wrote, "God in his wisdom made the fly and then forgot to tell us why"
The great American humorist Ogden Nash once said, "Change is a great thing, but it has gone on far too long.
The general situation of animals is not what it was when Ogden Nash wrote his original words.
So wrote Ogden Nash of this suffragette, leading figure of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, prominent peace activist, crusader for the right to obtain and distribute information about contraception, and author of the sex-education pamphlet "The Sex Side of Life: An Explanation for Young People.