Looking for writing similar to Wendy Cope and Dorothy Parker
December 20, 2009 11:50 AM   Subscribe

Please recommend some witty poetry and/or prose in the same vein as Dorothy Parker and Wendy Cope!
posted by whats-in-a-name to Writing & Language (2 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Fiona Pitt-Kethley might do it for you; see her 'Sky Ray Lolly'
posted by communicator at 11:59 AM on December 20, 2009

There's no one exactly like Parker. But if I were to pick one RIYL it would be Grace Paley. Paley writes sentences with a similar syntactical snap. Sentences like "He loved me all over myself." Her short story collection The Little Disturbances of Man is stunning.
posted by voronoi at 11:59 AM on December 20, 2009

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