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Gwerful Mechain’s “Ode to the Pubic Hair” and other bawdy poetry

So much, too much, contemporary English-language poetry, especially in Canada, is downright “Pruditanical”. Those interested in work more true to life and the body that sustains it might find of interest, first, this poem from the medieval Welsh,  Gwerful Mechain’s “Ode to the Pubic Hair”, then this work by two moderns, Binoy Majumdar (1934-2006), and Hiromi Ito. Or you could just read some unexpurgated Catullus or Juvenal…