Who is Marge Piercy

Marge Piercy (born March 31, 1936) is an American progressive activist and writer. Her work includes Woman on the Edge of Time; He, She and It, which won the 1993 Arthur C. Clarke Award; and Gone to Soldiers, a New York Times Best Seller and a sweeping historical novel set during World War II. Piercy's work is rooted in her Jewish heritage, Communist social and political activism, and feminist ideals.

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Family and early life

Marge Piercy was born in Detroit, Michigan to Bert (Bunnin) Piercy and Robert Piercy. While her father was non-religious from a Presbyterian background, she was raised Jewish by her mother and her Orthodox Jewish maternal grandmother, who gave Piercy the Hebrew name of Marah.On her childhood and Jewish identity, Piercy said: ...
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Marge Piercy Poems

  • Traveling Dream
    I am packing to go to the airport
    but somehow I am never packed.
    I keep remembering more things
    I keep forgetting. ...
  • To Be Of Use
    The people I love the best
    jump into work head first
    without dallying in the shallows
    and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight. ...
  • To The Pay Toilet
    You strop my anger, especially
    when I find you in restaurant or bar
    and pay for the same liquid, coming and going.
    In bus depots and airports and turnpike plazas ...
  • Colors Passing Through Us
    Purple as tulips in May, mauve
    into lush velvet, purple
    as the stain blackberries leave
    on the lips, on the hands, ...
  • The Neighbor
    Man stomping over my bed in boots
    carrying a large bronze church bell
    which you occasionally drop:
    gross man with iron heels ...
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Cat 7 Love 7 Never 7 I Love You 7 Warm 5 Green 5 Good 5 Work 5 Fire 5 Black 5


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Udidndidnwali: 17. “we lie in each other’s arms eyes shut and fingers open and all the colors of the world pass through our bodies like strings of fire.” —marge piercy
Barbfollowtrain: 17. “we lie in each other’s arms eyes shut and fingers open and all the colors of the world pass through our bodies like strings of fire.” —marge piercy
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John Milton Poem
Arcades
 by John Milton

Part of an entertainment presented to the Countess Dowager of
Darby at Harefield, by som Noble persons of her Family, who
appear on the Scene in pastoral habit, moving toward the seat
of State with this Song.

I. SONG.

Look Nymphs, and Shepherds look,
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