Leah Fritz At 80
Leah Fritz, British-based, American-born, Poet and Writer, is 80 today! That's wonderful news. Fritz has been an active, popular presence on the London poetry scene for long before I arrived here in 2003 - and was one of the first to welcome me when I arrived. She is funny, acerbic, brilliant, and an excellent judge of what makes a good poem. Her poetry collections include From Cookie to Witch Is an Old Story (1987) and Going, Going... (2007). Her works on feminism included Thinking Like A Woman (1975) and Dreamers & Dealers: An Intimate Appraisal of the Women's Movement (1980). Andrea Dworkin's classic, Intercourse, is dedicated to Leah. Her New and Selected Poems is out from Salmon, in Ireland, in 2012, which is more cause for celebration. I offer the following poem of hers, below, as a gift to Eyewear's readers (with thanks to poetry pf).