Rhymes for Our Times is an anthology of light verse extensions of actual headlines that have appeared in newspapers, magazines, or on the Internet. For more than 50 years, Norm Levy has been intrigued with headlines, referring to them as thought marshmallows easy to swallow, but with a core of substance. From headlines containing quirky puns to serious obituaries, Mr. Levy has added wry commentary in this delightful collection of humorous verse.
Norm Levy's long career with the world's leading advertiser taught him the power of an arresting headline and the value of compressed communication--occasionally leavened by a smidge of humor. He has written riffs on news headlines for decades for publication and for open mike venues. Norm is a published Country Western and Blues songwriter. He has also put his writing and communication skills to work on major Public Service campaigns, and he is a faculty member of the U. S. Marketing Communications College at the U. S. State Department. In an earlier incarnation he served with U. S. Army Counterintelligence. He holds degrees from New York University and Columbia University. He has traveled widely and has worked in thirty-one countries. He now resides with his wife, Joan, on beautiful Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.