The Agency Press

Philip Taylor

Philip Taylor has been writing funny poems since the 1980’s, when his rhyming political commentaries became a hit on the weekly program “Signatures” on Cleveland’s public television station WVIZ. All this humor had been thoroughly repressed in his day job as a Professor at Case Western Reserve University, in which his copious writing on topics like “A Quantum Approach to Condensed Matter Physics” provided zero opportunity for wisecracks and drollery. Although he has no fewer than six physics phenomena named after him, he shrugs off his fame in science with the modest exhortation “Ah, but you should read my poetry if you want a real laugh!” We should all take his advice.

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