Eric Winter

Eric Winter lives in Cobourg, Ontario.

Poem: ‘An Avuncular Request’

Eric Winter, 27 May 1993

Does anybody know where one can get a decent eunuch these days? Baggy pants, scimitar, turned-up toes, are of no consequence. I only want a big one, strong, to handle boxes of feminist writing and not to find the exercise exciting.

He is to be companion to a lady among Leavisites and read to her my book of Larkin poems; old Oxford toad is staid enough but, even he, there is a risk, if seen...

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