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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  • Jeanettejoy: “a strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done.” - marge piercy
  • Tattooedbuddhas: 5 of 5 stars to gone to soldiers by marge piercy
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When baby wakes of mornings,
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For another day
Of song and play
Has come at our darling's call!
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She makes the welkin ring,
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