Though I have chosen to leave the task of noding his more quaintly racist and sexist poems to a more dedicated archivist, I do not think anyone can contest his title as the unabashed laureate of American doggerel. As a machine for producing linguistically-whimsical aphorisms he was unsurpassed in this century by anyone, and perhaps the only other contemporary high-calibre poet of his tragicomic genre would be Dorothy Parker - somewhere right now the two of them are making angels (or worms) groan. Following is a list of volumes of his verse and wit: As well, he wrote lyrics for Kurt Weill in One Touch of Venus (1943) and Two's Company (1952).

His wandering lyrical lines are reputedly in homage to the "the Sweet Singer of Michigan" Julia Moore.

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