an American poet, novelist, and social activist. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Gone to Soldiers, a sweeping historical novel set during World War II.
Piercy was born in Detroit, Michigan, to a family deeply affected by the Great Depression. She was 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, and her formal schooling ended with an M.A. from Northwestern University. Her first book of poems, Breaking Camp, was published in 1968.
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- Barbie Doll
- To Be of Use
- A Work of Artifice
- What Are Big Girls Made Of?
- The Woman in the Ordinary
- For the Young Who Want To
- Always Unsuitable
- The Friend
- My Mother's Body
- Implications of One Plus One
- Attack of the Squash People
- Colors Passing Through Us
- Winter Promises
- The Cat's Song
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''She never felt much in common with gay men; it was like telling her she ought to feel empathy with child molesters because they were both defined by the law as sexual deviants.''Marge Piercy (b. 1936), U.S. poet, novelist. The High Cost of Living, ch. 3 (1978). Referring to the character Leslie.
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