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Began as a column for The New York Sun in 1916, Archy, literary cockroach who types out vers libre by banging his head against the keys (but can't reach the shift key), and Mehitabel, the sultry cat
reincarnated from Cleopatra, have since gained a worldwide following. The now classic tale of archy the cockroach and mehitabel the cat in her ninth life. First published in 1927, this free verse poem has become an essential part of American literature.