Louder: We Can't Hear You (Yet!): The Political Poems of Marge Piercy

Louder We Can t Hear You Yet The Political Poems of Marge Piercy No other poet of this generation has consistently identified herself with the political and social movements of her own times writes Margaret Atwood in the New York Times Book Review Recited in speec

  • Title: Louder: We Can't Hear You (Yet!): The Political Poems of Marge Piercy
  • Author: Marge Piercy
  • ISBN: 9780972898423
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Audio CD
  • No other poet of this generation has consistently identified herself with the political and social movements of her own times, writes Margaret Atwood in the New York Times Book Review Recited in speeches by Gloria Steinem and Howard Zinn, and in rallies from coast to coast, Piercy s political poems have become anthems for social change But to locate these poems, P No other poet of this generation has consistently identified herself with the political and social movements of her own times, writes Margaret Atwood in the New York Times Book Review Recited in speeches by Gloria Steinem and Howard Zinn, and in rallies from coast to coast, Piercy s political poems have become anthems for social change But to locate these poems, Piercy fans have had to hunt through 16 different volumes Louder, We Can t Hear You, is an audio CD collection of 30 of her most popular political poems with an accompanying eight panel fold out.In favorites such as To Be of Use, written during the Vietnam War For Strong Women, and The Low Road, during the women s movement No One Came Home, an elegy for 9 11 and Choices, written in reaction to Laura Bush s White House invitation and included in the Poets Against the War anthology, Piercy confronts the social issues of our times for a new generation of activists, in words that have become catchphrases, according to Erica Jong Poem after poem has that kind of authority, power, and verbal brilliance For anyone interested in what s been happening on the cutting edge during the past two decades, says The New York Times, she s clearly essential reading Louder, We Can t Hear You is not only the first collection of Marge Piercy s political poems, but her first audio collection in twenty years truly an historical document.Marge Piercy is the author of 17 novels including the national best sellers Gone to Soldiers, The Longings of Women and the modern classics, Woman on the Edge of Time and He, She and It She is the author of 16 books of poetry, including the latest Colors Passing Through Us Knopf and The Moon is Always Female, which has sold 100,000 copies.

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  • Marge Piercy

    Marge Piercy born March 31, 1936 is 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.An indifferent student in her early years, Piercy developed a love of books when she came down with rheumatic fever in her mid childhood and could do little but read It taught me that there s a different world there, that there were all these horizons that were quite different from what I could see, she said in a 1984 interview.As of 2013, she is author of seventeen volumes of poems, among them The Moon is Always Female 1980, considered a feminist classic and The Art of Blessing the Day 1999 , as well as fifteen novels, one play The Last White Class, co authored with her third and current husband Ira Wood , one collection of essays Parti colored Blocks for a Quilt , one non fiction book, and one memoir.Her novels and poetry often focus on feminist or social concerns, although her settings vary While Body of Glass published in the US as He, She and It is a science fiction novel that won the Arthur C Clarke Award, City of Darkness, City of Light is set during the French Revolution Other of her novels, such as Summer People and The Longings of Women are set during the modern day All of her books share a focus on women s lives.Woman on the Edge of Time 1976 mixes a time travel story with issues of social justice, feminism, and the treatment of the mentally ill This novel is considered a classic of utopian speculative science fiction as well as a feminist classic William Gibson has credited Woman on the Edge of Time as the birthplace of Cyberpunk Piercy tells this in an introduction to Body of Glass Body of Glass He, She and It 1991 postulates an environmentally ruined world dominated by sprawling mega cities and a futuristic version of the Internet, through which Piercy weaves elements of Jewish mysticism and the legend of the Golem, although a key story element is the main character s attempts to regain custody of her young son.Many of Piercy s novels tell their stories from the viewpoints of multiple characters, often including a first person voice among numerous third person narratives Her World War II historical novel, Gone To Soldiers 1987 follows the lives of nine major characters in the United States, Europe and Asia The first person account in Gone To Soldiers is the diary of French teenager Jacqueline Levy Monot, who is also followed in a third person account after her capture by the Nazis.Piercy s poetry tends to be highly personal free verse and often addresses the same concern with feminist and social issues Her work shows commitment to the dream of social change what she might call, in Judaic terms, tikkun olam, or the repair of the world , rooted in story, the wheel of the Jewish year, and a range of landscapes and settings.She lives in Wellfleet on Cape Cod, Massachusetts with her husband, Ira Wood from

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