As we explore the keys to writing memorable, well-crafted light verse, we'll dive into hilarious work by poets past and present. Among our topics: What ingredients are essential to humor? How can rhyme, meter, syntax, pacing, and word choice enhance it? Are any subjects "off limits"? What makes a good parody? Are some poetic forms more likely than others to yield funny results? Can a happy poem be funny? What kinds of light verse do editors love--and hate--receiving? Is entering contests worth it? And what does the term "light verse" (which covers everything from gallows humor to giddy nonsense) mean to each of us?