Game type: poetry

Poem titled 'Mass Epitaph for Polyversity Presidents' written by Dr Dorothy Howard and published in the American Association of University Professors Bulletin (AAUP) in 1966. Dr Howard describes her work as a parody of John Keats' poem 'Lines on the Mermaid Tavern', which was first published in 1820.

One of a collection of poems and other creative writings by children's folklorist Dr Dorothy Howard. Dr Howard came to Australia in 1954-55 as an American Fulbright scholar to study Australian children's folklore. She travelled across Australia for 10 months collecting children's playground rhymes, games, play artefacts, etc. The original fieldwork she collected during this period is held in the Australian Children's Folklore Collection (ACFC) at Museum Victoria and includes index cards, letters and photographs.

Physical Description

Photocopied, typed extract from bulletin; black text on paper. One page printed on one side only with handwritten annotation.

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