Marge Piercy

(March 31, 1936 / Detroit, Michigan)

Marge Piercy Poems

1. Rape Poem 4/17/2015
2. The Secretary Chant 5/13/2015
3. The cup of Eliyahu 12/1/2015
4. The Air Smelled Dirty 2/5/2018
5. The birthday of the world 2/5/2018
6. The cat's song 2/5/2018
7. Colors passing through us 2/5/2018
8. The cup of Eliyahu 2/5/2018
9. For the young who want to 2/5/2018
10. The friend 2/5/2018
11. The late year 2/5/2018
12. Maggid 2/5/2018
13. More Than Enough 2/5/2018
14. My mother's body 2/5/2018
15. Ne'ilah 2/5/2018
16. Season of skinny candles 2/5/2018
17. The seder's order 2/5/2018
18. To be of use 2/5/2018
19. To have without holding 2/5/2018
20. Toad dreams 2/5/2018
21. Visiting a dead man on a summer day 2/5/2018
22. Doors opening, closing on us 2/5/2018
23. Fox in the morning 2/5/2018
24. Interspecies 2/5/2018
25. First Time 2/5/2018
26. Some things return in spring 2/5/2018
27. The Birthday Of The World 3/17/2015
28. The Morning Half-Life Blues 1/1/2004
29. Visiting A Dead Man On A Summer Day 1/3/2003
30. The Neighbor 1/3/2003
31. Toad Dreams 1/3/2003
32. Winter Promises 1/3/2003
33. Traveling Dream 1/3/2003
34. Attack Of The Squash People 1/3/2003
35. Implications Of One Plus One 1/3/2003
36. My Mother's Body 1/3/2003
37. To The Pay Toilet 1/20/2003
38. Always Unsuitable 1/3/2003
39. Belly Good 1/3/2003
40. The Cat's Song 1/3/2003

Comments about Marge Piercy

  • Sandra Gloystein Sandra Gloystein (11/5/2017 3:58:00 AM)

    This blew me away. I stumbled upon this by sheer luck.
    Thank you for sharing this.

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  • Isaac Halberstadt Isaac Halberstadt (8/12/2017 11:57:00 AM)

    I came across her work quite by accident while scanning the shelves of a dusty old book store, I was intrigued by the title, 'The Moon is Always Female'. I took it down and was further intrigued by the cover, a painting of the moon being Eclipsed by a grinning, green-eyed Cheshire Cat. I opened it up at random and was intrigued further still by the poem titled 'For Strong Women'. I read the poem, and was hooked for life.
    Marge Peircy's poetry breathes a sensitive femininity which is calloused with hard-won respect and gritty with the determination to make a better world through her words and experiences. She is not afraid to show her cuts bruises, nor is she afraid to cut and bruise the reader in return with her dagger-sharp words and inescapable imagery that barrels down on you like a freight train. To read her works is to be made very small and very strong, all at the same time.

  • Rachael Brennan (6/22/2015 2:39:00 PM)

    Marge Piercy has been my all time favourite poet for several decades now. And she still impresses me.

  • p.a. noushad p.a. noushad (5/10/2015 2:15:00 AM)

    Dear Marge Piercy, I like your verses.

  • Chano Leal (11/18/2012 2:40:00 PM)


Best Poem of Marge Piercy

Barbie Doll

This girlchild was born as usual
and presented dolls that did pee-pee
and miniature GE stoves and irons
and wee lipsticks the color of cherry candy.
Then in the magic of puberty, a classmate said:
You have a great big nose and fat legs.

She was healthy, tested intelligent,
possessed strong arms and back,
abundant sexual drive and manual dexterity.
She went to and fro apologizing.
Everyone saw a fat nose on thick legs.

She was advised to play coy,
exhorted to come on hearty,
exercise, diet, smile and wheedle.
Her good nature wore out
like a...

Read the full of Barbie Doll

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
some woman is dragging in with three kids hung off her
shrieking their simple urgency like gulls.
She's supposed to pay for each of them
and the privilege of not dirtying the corporate floor.
Sometimes a woman in a uniform's on duty

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