short stories were out of fashion
but you wrote them any way
women didn’t make good
subjects for novels
but you wrote them anyway
Canada doesn’t have a literary voice
along with Margaret, Hugh, Leonard, et al
you wrote one anyway.
Alice is Nobel and you said,
‘I forgot that was today.’
Congratulations to Canada’s Alice Munro who today received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Interviewed this morning on CBC she said that she’d forgotten today was the announcement, and when her daughter woke her at 4:00 to tell her she’d won, she said, “Won what?”
Of course, any way.