The Best of Archy and Mehitabel

The rollicking, ribald, free-verse exploits of alley cat Mehitabel and cockroach-incarnated poet Archy have passed in and out of the public's attention since their debut nearly a century ago, in the pages of the New York Evening Sun. This new assemblage of their ruminations and exploits will insure that a whole new crop of readers can embrace the hijinks of the sensitive-souled bug and his randy feline pal.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.