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Biography of Ogden Nash Fredric Ogden Nash was an American humorist who lived from 1902 to 1971 He was born in 1902 in Rye New York where he grew up with well educated parents Microsoft Encarta 95 said that his parents names were Edmund Strudwick Nash and Mattie Nash During his childhood years Nash was educated at several private schools At these schools he enjoyed writing his own comical and dramatic free verse poems After graduating out of grammar school Nash moved on to one of the best private high schools in the east St Georges in Newport Rhode Island Moving on in his life he enrolled at Harvard at the age of 18 from 1920-1921 Contemporary American Poets stated that Nash then took a job in the editorial and publicity department at the Doubleday and Doran Publishing Company He worked very hard at this position moving up the executive ladder very quickly In only 5 years of work he became a well-known editor around the publishing business Nash then realized that his name was known all over the publishing companies and he started to compose works of free verse Mindscape Complete Reference Library CD stated that 1931 was the greatest year of Nashs life In June he married Frances Rider Leonard of Baltimore Maryland Also in 1931 he published two books of free verse Hard Lines and Free Wheeling Contemporary American Poets made an interesting statement on these first two books by Nash These two books show poetry of remarkable freedom of scansion rhythm pattern and uncoventional feelings of thoughts Contemporary American Poets showed clearly that Nash paved the way for authors of free verse with absolutely no pattern After working on other poetry books such as Happy Days 1933 The Bad Parents Garden of Verse 1936 and Im a
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