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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  • Pearlwhitney19: “life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.” – marge piercy
  • Posenlibrary: “the work of the world is common as mud. botched, it smears the hands, crumbles to dust. but the thing worth doing well done has a shape that satisfies, clean and evident.” search “piercy ” on
  • Bonesivybreath: why does my life so often feel like a slither of entrails pouring from a wound in my belly? with both my hands i grasp my wet guts, trying to force them back in. — marge piercy, intimacy
  • Cpostcapitalism: we should have a society like in marge piercy's woman on the edge of time, where infant names are provisional and people routinely rename themselves at major life transitions.
  • Dhan_ime_myself: a strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” – marge piercy always there for rashami
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Now, O Now In This Brown Land
 by James Joyce

Now, O now, in this brown land
Where Love did so sweet music make
We two shall wander, hand in hand,
Forbearing for old friendship' sake,
Nor grieve because our love was gay
Which now is ended in this way.

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