Readers, did you ever hear
Of Mickey Monkeyface McBlear?
His snout is long with a flattish top
Lined inside with a slimy crop:
His mouth like a slit in a money box
Portrays his kindred to a fox.
—Amanda McKittrick Ros, from Poems of Puncture

Amanda McKittrick Ros was a turn of the (19th to 20th) century author, notorious for urple prose that is all but incomprehensible.

The Inklings, a group of writers including PPC favorites J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, had a game in which they would read from her works aloud, and whoever kept a straight face the longest while reading won. In this respect, her works were treated much like The Eye of Argon is today.



Poetry anthologiesEdit

  • Poems of Puncture
  • Fumes of Formation
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