Shawn L. Bird

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poem- Nobel Alice October 10, 2013

Filed under: Poetry,Reading,Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:26 pm
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They said

short stories were out of fashion

but you wrote them any way

They said

women didn’t make good

subjects for novels

but you wrote them anyway

They said

Canada doesn’t have a literary voice

along with Margaret, Hugh, Leonard, et al

you wrote one anyway.

They said

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.


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