Ogden Nash Biography

Poet (1902–1971)
Ogden Nash published more than 20 collections of humorous poetry. His first collection, Hard Lines, was published in 1931.


Poet Ogden Nash was born on August 19, 1902, in Rye, New York. In 1930, he sold his first poem to The New Yorker and one year published Hard Lines. Known for his rhymes, puns and humor, he published children’s books, musicals and more than 20 collections. He died on May 19, 1971, in Baltimore, Maryland.

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