Guest Poet Shaula Evans
Woman Is Only A Recent Invention
With thanks to Kathy Drew and the women of WMST-L in July 1995.
I recently heard Ursula LeGuin read
that has yet to be published.
with the assertion that she is a man
and recommends you take her
As evidence of this,
she notes that she is a writer,
and a writer knows
which side *his* bread is buttered on.
She admits to not being
a very good man, but a man
a recent invention.
hadn't been invented before--just never caught on.
You had your Gertrude Stein model and your Emily Dickinson model....
Now it is too late.
While she has been busy
trying to be
she has become an old woman
and old woman has not been invented yet.
Shaula Evans's questions:
1. This is a piece of found poetry. What is the best way to acknowledge
the originator of the text?
2. Is there a more elegant / effective / poetic / appropriate way to handle the line breaks?
3. Does the title work?
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