Who is Marge Piercy

Marge Piercy (born March 31, 1936) is an American poet, novelist, and social activist. 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 sweeping historical novel set during World War II.

Life Piercy was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Bert (Bunnin) Piercy and Robert Piercy. Upon graduation from Mackenzie High School, Marge became the first in her family to attend college, studying at the University of Michigan. Winning a Hopwood Award for Poetry and Fiction (1957) enabled her to finish college and spend some time in France. She earned a M.A. from Northwestern University. Her first book of poems, Breaking Camp, was published in 1968.

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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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  • Rosmance: in the 1991 dystopian novel,"he she and it," marge piercy predicted there would be a nuclear war that wiped out the gaza strip by the 2030s. today that feels painfully prescient.
  • Lunaquarterly: it is by imagining what we truly desire that we begin to go there.' — marge piercy
  • Bluemarc14: “life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.” – marge piercy chimanda fridate with aljon
  • Courtwrites: the poem i use the most in facilitation is called seven of pentacles and it is by marge piercy: under a sky the color of pea soup she is looking at her work growing away there actively, thickly like grapevines or pole beans as things grow in the real world, slowly enough.
  • Bugposting: report of the fourteenth subcommittee on convening a discussion group, marge piercy
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Upon The Sand
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All love that has not friendship for its base,
Is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Though brave its walls as any in the land,
And its tall turrets lift their heads in grace;
Though skillful and accomplished artists trace
Most beautiful designs on every hand,
And gleaming statues in dim niches stand,
And mountains play in some flow'r-hidden place:

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