Does anybody know anything about a woman poet called Alta (born round 47, i believe) who wrote a poem that goes
"i donít have no bunny tail on my behind.
iím a sister of the blood taboo.
my throatís too tight to swallow.
must be because iím scared to death. iím scared to live.
how do i get thru the day? the night?
guts, fella. thatís how
and another, shorter one, that goes
"I Never Saw a Man in a Negligee
iím frigid when i wear see thru negligees
my almost good figure looks good half hidden,
nipples the only hard bump on my body & men
are sposed to sigh and go ooh & rub their hands
all over the filmy thing recalling norman mailer
and raquel welch & god knows who.
Must be ridiculous, but i haven't been able to find anything about her from France though both poems can be found in a widely-used anthology of american poets (was it Penguin's ? i believe it was.)
Thanks a lot.
try searching for Alta Gerrey
Alta Gerrey ( aka Alta ) was born in US in 1942
Shameless Hussy Press Records
Collection number: MS 092
Shameless Hussy Press was the first women-owned feminist press in California. It was started in Berkeley, California in 1968 by Alta (Gerrey), a poet and prose writer.
Contact: Alta (Gerrey). 510/547-7545.
I Never Saw a Man in a Negligee
I Don’t Have No Bunny Tail on My Behind
The Art of Enforced Deprivation
a pic of Alta :
you can find ( abe, barnes, amazon)
THE SHAMELESS HUSSY Selected Stories, Essays and Poetry
for around US 10 ...
I believe these are also hers - but I have not checked well ...
Song of the Wife/Song of the Mistress
No Visible Means of Support
The vow (for Anne Hutchinson).
Thanks, thanks, thanks!!!!!!
there are some 70 pages about her
- naming her husbands, etc
quite interesting ...
try it : [library.ucsc.edu] />
- if you don't suceed, pls let me know
Are you my angel? ooops... seems i read that somewhere before )
by looking for the information you asked
I learned a lot about her I did not know before ...
Is any one able to send me copies of both of those poems. I came across this when I was searching for them on line.
I would be sooo happy.
Yes, it was the Penguin Book of American Verse, Goeffrey Moore (ed) 1977.