The Mouse in the Stout and Other Surprises: More Poems to Amuse and Bemuse

The Mouse in the Stout and Other Surprises: More Poems to Amuse and Bemuse

by Ken Anderson


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Poet Ken Anderson continues to observe life's everyday events as if seen reflected in a funhouse mirror. In this, his second collection of poetry, Anderson presents a collection of humorous and whimsical poems that provide a playful take on life.

Employing a variety of rhyming techniques, The Mouse in the Stout and Other Surprises offers such oddities as a flock of alcoholic robins and the hazards of playing the cello and the French horn. It introduces charming ladies, including Barb, the babe from Bickleton; Kelly, the rail-splittin' wife; and the girls of Carbon County. It entertains with unconventional views of Grimm's Fairy Tales and the love life of the praying mantis.

The poems in this collection reflect Anderson's love of language, as in "Cities on the Sound." / She's called The Emerald City / and she rises from the bay, / Sittin' with her pinkie crooked / while sippin' Chardonnay; / The place that's named Seattle stands, / superior and aloof, / Looking down on other towns- / she thinks them quite uncouth. /

Accompanied by illustrations and with a keen sense of humor, The Mouse in the Stout and Other Surprises delights with its whimsical views of life.

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ISBN-13: 9781440194078
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/17/2010
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

KEN ANDERSON, of Georgetown, Texas, is Judge of the 277th District Court and the former longtime district attorney of Williamson County. He is a board-certified criminal law specialist and past president of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association. In 2000 he was named "Outstanding Prosecutor Upholding Victims' Rights" by the Texas Crime Victim Clearinghouse.

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