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Alta -I don't have no bunny tail on my behind
Posted by: Marie (---.club-internet.fr)
Date: April 20, 2003 08:53PM

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.


Re: Alta "I don't have no bunny tail on my behind"
Posted by: ilza (200.162.247.---)
Date: April 21, 2003 12:16AM

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 :
[library.ucsc.edu];


alta books
Posted by: ilza (200.162.247.---)
Date: April 21, 2003 12:24AM

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
Posted by: Marie (---.club-internet.fr)
Date: April 21, 2003 09:41AM

Thanks, thanks, thanks!!!!!!


Marie
Posted by: ilza (200.162.247.---)
Date: April 21, 2003 11:11AM

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


Thanks again !!!!!
Posted by: Marie (---.club-internet.fr)
Date: April 21, 2003 02:51PM

It works.

Are you my angel? ooops... seems i read that somewhere before grinning smiley)


Marie
Posted by: ilza (200.162.247.---)
Date: April 22, 2003 06:04PM

you're welcome

by looking for the information you asked
I learned a lot about her I did not know before ...


Re: Alta "I don't have no bunny tail on my behind"
Posted by: grace (---.oregonhumane.org)
Date: February 06, 2005 10:51PM

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.

Grace

lulachew@yahoo.com


Re: Alta -I don't have no bunny tail on my behind
Posted by: Linda (---.l1.c2.dsl.pol.co.uk)
Date: February 07, 2005 12:08PM

Yes, it was the Penguin Book of American Verse, Goeffrey Moore (ed) 1977.




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