Marge PiercyMarge Piercy is the author of seventeen novels including The New York Times Bestseller Gone To Soldiers; the National Bestsellers Braided Lives and The Longings of Women, and the classic Woman on the Edge of Time; eighteen volumes of poetry including The Hunger Moon and The Moon is Always Female, and a critically acclaimed memoir Sleeping with Cats. Born in center city Detroit, educated at the University of Michigan, the recipient of four honorary doctorates, she has been a key player in some of the major progressive battles of our time, including the anti-Vietnam war and the women's movement, and more recently an active participant in the resistance to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Spring and the blood moon

Monday night was Erev Pesach and I conducted the seder as usual but to a much smaller group this year, partly because it fell on a Monday and partly because of problems various people had – for instance, one person had to fly to California because his mother went into the hospital for a serious […]

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