Marge Piercy was born in 1936 in Detroit, Michigan and is still writing. Beyond writing poetry she has also written essays, a memoir, a how-to book for fiction, and many novels. She is undoubtedly prolific and well-respected as a writer. I came across her book, The Crooked Inheritance in the local library and gravitated to her poems immediately. I have provided links below so that you can learn more and read her poems. I didn’t have enough time to request permission to post her poems so I can only provide snippets of what I have enjoyed. Therefore, please use the links to gain access to some of her wonderful poems.
One poem I enjoy is “The Closet of Doom” which complains about the state of her closet and wonders “At night/do these dresses sneak like the twelve/princesses in the tale to a secret ball/to spill wine on their sleeves?”
In this book of poems Marge Piercy ponders many every day things and has several comical rants about things such as “The Hollywood haircut” in which she asks if getting a $400 haircut would make men pant, everyone fall in love with her, whether cars would get out of her way… These are typical conversations you can imagine having with your funny best friend and that is why I love these poems. The poems are entertaining and familiar, funny and friendly. She even talks about her imaginary horses while growing up, just as all children have imaginary friends at one time or another.
I highly recommend checking out this book if you get the chance and please look for any of her work while you are perusing bookshelves and the web.
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