The title applies to the following tetrad of poems, written entirely in four-letter words. In these pages in November 1986, I reported on the results of a prior experiment which I had conducted to test the literal sense of a Cole Porter lyric which claimed that contemporary authors now only use four-letter words in their writings. Prose presented definite difficulties, but verse appeared to be moderately tractable.
"Four From Four Isn't Zero,"
Word Ways: Vol. 20
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol20/iss4/5