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“.. . Marge Piercy proves that modern poetry can be both passionate and perceptive, well-structured and inventive.”


“Marge Piercy’s are courageous poems.. . . Where others seem intolerant, she is compassionate. Where others give way to fashionable despair, she hopes by doing and observing.”
— Richard Elman, Commonweal


Marge Piercy’s language is. . . as hard and uncompromising as her vision. Her craftsmanship is superb. . . . It moves in total harmony with her vision; both are as tough as nails. She writes fine poems indeed.”
— Emmett Jarrett, New: American and Canadian Poetry.


“Marge Piercy is one of the best poets I’ve seen.”
— Stephen Dobyns, Poetry