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(məˈkyu ən)
Rod, born 1933, U.S. poet and songwriter.
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Although party identification has very strong and, since 1980, increasing influence on evaluations of presidents (Jacobson 2011), causality also flows in the opposite direction, with evaluations of presidents affecting aggregate and individual partisanship in both the short and long terms (DeSilver 2014; Erikson, McKuen, and Simpson 1998; Ghitza and Gelman 2014; Green, Palmquist, and Schickler 1998; Jacobson 2009, 2012, 2015; MacKuen, Erikson, and Stimpson 1989;).
NEW YORK -- Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced ''King of Kitsch'' whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died.
Caption: The poet Rod McKuen wrote poems about birthdays, including "Happy Birthday to Me." The poem ends with "And I know that if you keep the empty heart alive a little longer love will come.
I felt it did not deserve to languish next to a stack of Rod McKuen. The gloom of American distribution.
His 2005 commencement address at Kenyon College has appeared posthumously in a book of postcard dimensions, with one sentence per page, a format more suited to the lucubrations of Khalil Gibran or Rod McKuen. Columbia University Press has issued Wallace's undergraduate philosophy thesis in a volume with his name above the title and his photograph on the cover, although his essay actually occupies 75 pages of a 262-page book, the rest filled with pieces by assorted other hands on similar topics.
His work has been an influence on a number of songwriters, from Rod McKuen to David Bowie, and his songs have been covered by a wide variety of singers, from Frank Sinatra to John Denver.
It was the seventies, and I was much influenced by Rod McKuen. And why waste a perfectly good poem?
Half Indian, half cowboy, Buck McKuen is a naive runaway boy the morning he arrives in rough-and-tumble Ruidoso, New Mexico, but by summer's end he has experienced love, loss and all the thrills which accompany one of the world's most dangerous occupations: a jockey.
If someone comes along and says 'Oh, there's a line reminding me of Tennyson', one gets into a bit of a flap and one examines the whole poem, whether there's some sort of Tennysonian influence or Rod McKuen influence and ruthlessly excises it.
I had already had published a poetry book called Touch Me, which I believe was just one of those lucky experiences because Johnny Carson had taken a liking to me and invited me on the Tonight Show once a month as the "poetry lady." I would read Johnny poems, he would do face takes, everyone would laugh, and I began selling as much poetry as Rod McKuen.