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  • cosmopolitan: / look like you don't really look; / act like you don't really act; / sit like you wouldn't sit if you were home alone.

    • Alta,
    • Letters to Women
    • ()
  • little old ladies is the term they use / to make us laugh at the women who / have been fighting for sixty years.

    • Alta,
    • "L.O.L.," no visible means of support ()
  • why do you write they ask / why do you breathe i ask.

    • Alta,
    • i am not a practicing angel
    • ()
  • when you're away i feel like / i'm only wearing one shoe.

    • Alta,
    • i am not a practicing angel
    • ()
  • wires instead of veins. that's what writers are made of. we get these electric demands & if we dont co-operate, we dont get to go to sleep. wired. coffee nerves without the coffee.

  • Feminism is not being ashamed of being a woman and not using woman as a swear word. It also means not hating women you don't approve of simply because you don't approve of them.

    • Alta,
    • in Jennifer Stone, Stone's Throw ()
  • Marriage is like a merry-go-round. I keep getting on different horses, but it's the same ride.

  • Only equals dare tell each other the truth.

Alta, U.S. poet, publisher


Full name: Alta Gerrey.