Alec Derwent Hope (July 21 1907 – July 13 2000) was an Australian poet and essayist known for his satirical slant. He was also a critic, teacher and academic.
- Adam had learned the jolly deed of kind:
He took her in his arms and there and then
Like the clean beasts, embracing from behind,
Began in joy to found the breed of men.
- Imperial Adam (l. 25-28).
- Quaking muscles in the act of birth,
Between her legs a pigmy face appear,
And the first murderer lay upon the earth.
- Imperial Adam (l. 42-44).