The ‘Fit of Passion’ Archive: the performance poems #4

Two more pieces from the ‘Fit of Passion’ show.

My ‘Bitchpoem’ always made an impression. I performed it regularly between the time of writing (around 1986) and throughout the 1990s.

Oddly enough, I found both men AND women responded well to it.

Over the years it’s been published in my own books, and in literary and feminist magazines, ripped off by comedians and teatowel manufacturers, and seen me hugged and threatened with a punch in the face. Whatever …

 

Kim Downs, ‘Anglo-Saxon Male’.

“The genesis of this poem was a casual comment dropped by a fellow white male poet. He was mock-complaining that, being considered ‘privileged’ he had no major grievances on which to hang angry ranty poems. This is my attempt to write an ‘Outraged Bogus Angry White Boy Poem’. This is satire and not to be taken seriously.’

PS. Liz says she likes the hat.

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