Michael J. Rosen

The Works of Michael J. Rosen


  • A Drink at the Mirage (poetry), Princeton University Press, 1985.
  • (Self-illustrated) Fifty Odd Jobs: A Wild and Whacky Rhyming Guide to One-of-a-Kind Careers (poetry; for children), Willowisp Press, 1988.
  • (Self-illustrated) The Kid’s Book of Fishing (for children), Workman Publishing, 1991.
  • Elijah’s Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas (for children), illustrated by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, Harcourt, 1992.
  • Kids’ Best Dog Book, Workman Publishing, 1993.
  • All Eyes on the Pond (poetry; for children), illustrated by Tom Leonard, Hyperion Books for Children, 1994.
  • The Greatest Table (poetry; for children), Harcourt, 1994.
  • Bonesy and Isabel (picture book), illustrated by James Ransome, Harcourt, 1995.
  • A School for Pompey Walker, illustrated by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, Harcourt, 1995.
  • (Self-illustrated) Kid’s Best Field Guide to Neighborhood Dogs, Workman, 1993.
  • Fishing with Dad (picture book), illustrated by Will Shively, Artisan, 1996.
  • Traveling in Notions: The Stories of Gordon Penn (poetry), University of South Carolina Press, 1996.
  • Telling Things, Harcourt, 1997.
  • The Heart Is Big Enough: Five Stories, Harcourt, 1997.
  • The Dog Who Walked with God (picture book), illustrated by Stan Fellows, Candlewick, 1998.
  • (With others) Down to Earth: Garden Secrets! Garden Stories! Garden Projects You Can Do, Harcourt, 1998.
  • Avalanche (picture book), illustrated by David Butler, Candlewick, 1998.
  • Our Eight Nights of Hanukkah (picture book), illustrated by Dyanne DiSalvo-Ryan, Holiday House, 2000.
  • (Self-illustrated) The Blessing of the Animals, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2000.
  • With a Dog like That, a Kid like Me… (picture book), illustrated by Ted Rand, Dial, 2000.
  • Chanukah Lights Everywhere (picture book), illustrated by Melissa Iwai, Harcourt, 2001.
  • (With Sharon Reiss) Midnight Snacks: 150 Easy and Enticing Alternatives to Standing by the Freezer Eating Ice Cream with a Spoon, Broadway, 2002.
  • ChaseR: A Novel in E-mails, Candlewick, 2002.
  • Cooking from the Heart: One Hundred Great American Chefs Share Recipes They Cherish, Broadway, 2003.
  • Baking from the Heart: The Nation’s Best Bakers Share Recipes They Cherish for the Great American Bake Sale, Broadway, 2004.
  • Just a Minute (for children), Workman, 2004.


  • Collecting Himself: James Thurber on Writing and Writers, Humor, and Himself, Hamish Hamilton (London, England), 1989, HarperCollins, 1991.
  • (And author of foreword and afterword) The Company of Dogs: Twenty-one Stories by Contemporary Masters, Doubleday, 1990.
  • Home (writings and drawings by contemporary children’s authors), HarperCollins, 1992.
  • (And author of preface) The Company of Cats: Twenty Stories of Family Cats, Doubleday, 1992.
  • (And author of foreword) The Company of Animals: Kid’s Best Field Guide to Neighborhood Dogs Stories of Animal Encounters, Doubleday, 1993.
  • (And author of preface) Speak! Children’s Book Illustrators Brag about Their Dogs (for children), Harcourt, 1993.
  • (And author of introduction) People Have More Fun Than Anybody: A James Thurber Centennial Collection, Harcourt, 1994.
  • Dog People: Writers and Artists on Canine Companionship, Artisan, 1995.
  • (Editor and illustrator) Food Fight: Poets Join the Fight against Hunger with Poems about Their Favorite Foods, Harcourt, 1996.
  • Purr… Children’s Book Illustrators Brag about Their Cats (for children), Harcourt, 1996.
  • (With others) Down to Earth, Harcourt, 1998.
  • Horse People: Writers and Artists on the Horses They Love, Artisan, 1998.
  • My Bug: For Everyone Who Owned, Loved, or Shared a VW Beetle–True Tales of the Car That Defined a Generation, Artisan, 1999.
  • Twenty-first Century Dog: A Visionary Compendium, Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2000.
  • Mirth of a Nation: Best Contemporary Humor, HarperCollins, 2000.
  • The Dog Department: James Thurber on Hounds, Scotties, and Talking Poodles, HarperCollins, 2001.
  • More Mirth of a Nation, Perennial, 2002.
  • 101 Damnations: The Humorists’ Tour of Personal Hells, Thomas Dunne Books, 2002.
  • May Contain Nuts: Mirth of a Nation’s Loose Canon of American Humor, HarperCollins, 2004.


Work represented in anthologies, including Literature: Options for Reading and Writing, edited by Donald Daiker, Harper & Row, 1984; A Place of Sense: Eight Essays in Search of the Midwest, edited by Michael Martone, University of Iowa Press, 1988; The Direction of Poetry, edited by Robert Richman, Houghton, 1988; Louder Than Words, edited by William Shore, Vintage, 1990; Townships, edited by Michael Martone, University of Iowa Press, 1992; The Best Poems of 1994, edited by David Lehman, Knopf, 1995; Dog Music, edited by Duemer and Simmerman, St. Martin’s, 1996; The World’s Children and Their Companion Animals: Developmental and Educational Significance of the Child/Pet Bond, edited by Mary Jalongo, ACEI Publications, 1996; When I Was Your Age, volume 2, edited by Amy Ehrlich, Candlewick, 1999; The Color of Absence, edited by James Howe, Atheneum, 2001; and Dog Is My Co-pilot, edited by the editors of the Bark, Crown, 2003. Contributor of poetry, fiction, reviews and articles to periodicals, including Atlantic Monthly, Bloomsbury Review, Boston Review, Confrontation, Epoch, High Plains Literary Review, Indiana Review, Kenyon Review, Nation, New Criterion, New York Times Book Review, New Yorker, Paris Review, Poet and Critic, Prairie Schooner, Salmagundi, Shenandoah, Southwest Review, and Yale Review. Associate poetry editor, 1987-89, poetry editor, 1990 –, High Plains Literary Review. Contributor of illustrations to magazines, including Gourmet and New Yorker. Humor editor, Emmis Press, 2003–. Contributing editor, Bark, 2001–.

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