Who is Franklin P. Adams

Franklin Pierce Adams (November 15, 1881 – March 23, 1960) was an American columnist known as Franklin P. Adams and by his initials F.P.A.. Famed for his wit, he is best known for his newspaper column, "The Conning Tower", and his appearances as a regular panelist on radio's Information Please. A prolific writer of light verse, he was a member of the Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s and 1930s.

New York newspaper columnist

Adams was born Franklin Leopold Adams to German Jewish immigrants Moses and Clara Schlossberg Adams in Chicago on November 15, 1881. He changed his middle name to "Pierce" when he had a bar mitzvah at age 13. Adams graduated from the Armour Scientific Academy (now Illinois Institute of Technology) in 1899, attended the University of Michigan ...
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Franklin P. Adams Poems

  • An Election Night Pantoum
    Gaze at the good-natured crowd,
    List to the noise and the rattle!
    Heavens! that woman is loud-
    Loud as the din of a battle....
  • The Return Of The Soldier
    Lady when I left you
    Ere I sailed the sea,
    Bitterly bereft you
    Told me you would be....
  • The Last Laugh
    Horace: Epode 25

    "Nox erat et cælo fulgebat Luna sereno---"
    ...
  • Lines On Reading Frank J. Wilstach's
    As neat as wax, as good as new,
    As true as steel, as truth is true,
    Good as a sermon, keen as hate,
    Full as a tick, and fixed as fate--...
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Night 2 Sea 2 Return 2 Sweet 2 Good 2 Steel 1 Hero 1 Gaze 1 Bone 1 Book 1


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Emily Dickinson Poem
The Sunset stopped on Cottages
 by Emily Dickinson

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The Sunset stopped on Cottages
Where Sunset hence must be
For treason not of His, but Life's,
Gone Westerly, Today-

The Sunset stopped on Cottages
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