Help finding old obscure poetry

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Alex Spindler, Nov 1, 2002.

  1. Alex Spindler

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    This is an interesting request that came my way, and I'm at a loss for how to solve it.

    There was a poem, published in a magazine such as the Saturday Evening Post or the New Yorker in the 30's or 40's, that had a fairly long poem in it. I believe it was described as being a whole page or something. I don't have the whole poem, and I have no idea of the author (or even if they have ever published any other works).

    The portions I have to work with are:
    "A bat is like a flying mole,
    with _____ wing control"
    It also apparently uses the word "wombat".

    Any ideas on where to search? Who to ask? A high level search of some likely suspects came up with nothing.
     
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    Not bumping my own thread, but trying a different tack-

    Does anyone know of any knowledgeable poetry forums? Ideally ones that might have reason to know of things from this time frame? I got very tired of wading through the online forums finding only struggling and grammar-challenged 17-year-old angst poets.

    Or perhaps a Saturday Evening Post or New Yorker collector forum?

    Just grasping at straws...
     

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