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Rough Men, Tough Men
Poems of Action and Adventure
Cole, ed.
1969

This book caught my eye for both the title and the cover art. I think  the orange pirate look on the guy is a bit creepy. I also want to remind the editor that ladies can be rough, tough and appreciate a bit of blood and gore in their poetry as well.

The poetry itself is from a variety of authors, including Shakespeare, Tennyson and Swift. There is a lot of good stuff here, but the packaging is geared to elementary school boys from the late 1960s.

Mary

Poetry introduction for Rough Men Tough Men

 

7 comments

    1. But who is the audience? I associate William Cole with children’s poetry anthologies. The cover art also says “kid,” but the intro is pretty sophisticated.

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