I have a poem called “The rabbi’s granddaughter and the Xmas tree.” It’s about my mother’s love of anything bright and shiny and her love of an annual Christmas tree. She had grown up extremely poor and often moving –her father was a radical union organizer eventually killed by the Pinkertons. Her mother was the […]Continue Reading →
Marge Piercy has written 17 novels including The New York Times Bestseller Gone To Soldiers; the National Bestsellers Braided Lives and The Longings of Women; the classics Woman on the Edge of Time and He, She and It; and most recently Sex Wars. Among her 19 volumes of poetry the most recently published include The Hunger Moon: New & Selected Poems 1980-2010, and Made in Detroit. Her critically acclaimed memoir is Sleeping with Cats. Born in center city Detroit, educated at the University of Michigan and Northwestern, the recipient of four honorary doctorates, she is active in antiwar, feminist and environmental causes.