1948 – Reading Lisa Ben


Edith Edye (Lisa Ben)

looking busy for her unimportant boss man

Vice Versa

was born in her typewriter history unplanned

No bylines

no photos no mast heads or cluttered ego names

just gay news

and lifestyles not world acclaim

first of its kind

the boss man never knew the bounds of good taste

when Lisa Ben quit

RKO Studios Vice Versa ended fearing legal disgrace

letters, essays, poems

fiction containing hot romance

but the same sex erotica

readers loved never had a chance

Lisa Ben winked lesbian

at her cute and undercover name

gay magazines now had a mother

a hero a reluctant grand dame



  1. Sunil · May 7, 2018

    It such a beautiful thought.

    Liked by 1 person

    • johnkbucher · May 7, 2018

      Thank you!


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