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by Gertrude Katz, 14 November, 2016

I'm 87. What motivated me to start writing in the 60's was anger at the general sexist attitude and limited opportunities for women. The expected role for a woman was to marry, have children, cook and clean house: or, she was labeled as either a bad, good girl or a good, bad girl. Double standards ruled. Since I was married with two children and worked with my husband as his partner, writing time was limited. I found poetry, which I considered a short-hand of prose the best way to express myself. Evening courses with Irving Layton at Concordia honed my craft.

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