William Jay Smith (1918-2015) served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (a position now called Poet Laureate) from 1968 to 1970 and was twice a finalist for the National Book Award. He lived in Cummington, Massachusetts and Paris.
William Jay Smith; Illustrated by Fernando Krahn
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
A revised edition of a beloved collection of wacky poems and lopsided limericks.