Linda Stitt

Rookie (Huntsville, Ontario, Canada)

Biography of Linda Stitt

My mother read poetry to me when I was in her womb and I emerged, I am told, in Huntsville, Ontario, crying in iambic pentameter. With the encouragement of my parents, I was composing verses as soon as I could talk.

I was educated in Georgetown and Toronto and lived for many years in Thunder Bay, where I began a process of what Carl Sagan described as 'matter coming to consciousness.'

The exploration continues even now that I have exceeded my shelf life and surpassed my best before date.

'In view of the fact that my work has been known,
on occasion, to rhyme,
I consider myself an anachronism
in my own time.'

Linda Stitt's Works:

'Adjust Your Set' by National Heritage Books
'Bliss Pig and other poems' by National Heritage Books
'Insights and Outlooks' by National Heritage Books
'Passionate Intensity' by Serephim Editions

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Woman In Question

I never questioned that fathers knew best,
that husbands were always obeyed,
that God was a man who required that His children
be dutiful, meek and afraid.
I never questioned that women must be
docile and nubile, lovely and slender
and grateful for masculine time and attention
given the female, inferior gender.

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